24 Terrance Smith
The No. 1-ranked Seminoles had seven first team selections
The Seminoles defeat the Wildcats 54-6.
Florida State is loaded with talent at the linebacker position but has just seven scholarship athletes on the roster, including two freshmen that have never played before.
Wednesday a host of future Florida State football players will put pen to paper and officially join the FSU family. Here's a look at what their soon-to-be teammates were ranked when they were going through the recruiting process.
Seminoles.com's Brandon Mellor looks back at what each returning football player did in 2012 and looks ahead at what to expect from them when spring practices get started.
Florida State takes on Auburn in the BCS National Championship game
Images from the Seminoles undefeated run to the BCS national championship
FSU's 37-7 victory in the Swamp
FSU's record 80-14 victory
Images from FSU football's 41-14 win over Miami on Saturday, November 2, 2013 in Tallahassee, Fla.
- All-ACC Honorable Mention
- College Football News Sophomore All-America Second Team
2013: Redshirt sophomore linebacker made a huge leap from 2012 to 2013...made 10 starts and appeared in all 14 games...started at Mike linebacker from Week 5 on...finished fourth on the Seminoles with 59 tackles, including 2.5 tackles for loss and two sacks...also tallied an interception and three pass break-ups...posted his first pass break-up at Pitt on Sept. 2...led the team with 12 tackles in his first career start against Bethune-Cookman - matching his previous career total - and registered his first career sack...registered five tackles at Clemson...five tackles including an eight-yard sack against NC State...made 10 tackles, including 0.5 tackles for loss, to lead the team against Miami...had his first interception, to go along with two tackles and a pass break-up at Wake Forest...totaled five tackles against Syracuse...recorded four tackles and a PBU versus Duke in the ACC Championship Game...made four stops against Auburn in the BCS National Championship Game...nabbed All-ACC honorable mention accolades.
2012: Redshirt freshman linebacker who excelled on special teams and a reserve linebacker...registered a career-high three tackles including a tackle for loss against Wake Forest...added two tackles against Boston College and Maryland and a half tackle for loss against the Terrapins.
2011: Earned a medical redshirt season after playing in the first two games of the season against ULM and Charleston Southern...registered one career tackle against Charleston Southern.
PERSONAL: Three-year starter at Southwest DeKalb where he developed his reputation as an outstanding pass rusher...enrolled at Florida State in January of 2011...three-star prospect by Rivals.com rated the No. 18 outside linebacker...has a four-star rating and ranked the No. 21 defensive end by Scout.com...rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports...rated the No. 26 outside linebacker by ESPN...as a senior amassed 60 tackles and 10 sacks in nine games...as a junior, had more than 120 tackles, 15 sacks and 15 tackles for loss...No. 27 on the SuperPrep Georgia 83...No. 34 on the Atlanta Journal Constitution's Top 50 Recruits...also enjoyed a standout career in track & field as a sprinter/jumper...chose the Seminoles over the likes of Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Ohio State, South Carolina and Vanderbilt...Smith's father, the late Terry Smith, starred as a wide receiver for Clemson in the 1990s...born May 3, 1993.