It's a spring of moving parts in FSU's secondary where new defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt will tinker with a lineup that is missing Tyler Hunter, Nick Waisome and Ronald Darby because of injury and now features Lamarus Joyner at cornerback.
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.
Seminoles.com's Brandon Mellor breaks down FSU's returning defensive players and looks at the 'Noles' needs on the defensive line, at linebacker and in the secondary heading into National Signing Day 2013.
Halfway through the season, Seminoles.com's Brandon Mellor looks at the what each of the freshmen, redshirt freshman and junior-college transfers have done for the 'Noles.
2013 SPRING OUTLOOK: Tall, speedy defensive back who redshirted last season after recovering from a wrist and shoulder injury. Expected to add more depth in a deep secondary as well as contribute on special teams.
2012: Redshirt season
PERSONAL:A four-star prospect according to Rivals who is proven at the 5A level of Texas football...received a three-star rating from ESPN, 247Sports and Scout...Rivals lists him as the 13th-best cornerback prospect in the 2012 class while 247Sports lists him as the 26th-best corner, ESPN the 30th-best and Scout has him at No. 33 in his position group...among prospects from one of the deepest talent pools in America Texas Rivals lists Blake as the 21st-best player in the state...ranked No. 60 in Texas by 247Sports and No. 90 in the Lone Star state by ESPN...ESPN lists Blake at No. 116 regionally...nationally Rivals lists the San Antonio prospect as the 155th-best in the nation...rated a Top Player by Tom Lemming of Max Preps who believes he could be an All-American at the collegiate level...recorded 68 tackles and one interception as a junior...coveted size for a cornerback and should transition well to the college game at that position according to ESPN...one scouting service felt Blake could develop into a player like NFL All-Pro Nnamdi Asomugha...runs a 4.5 40 with a vertical of 34"...originally from England and has only been playing cornerback since his junior year...one of five international-born players on the FSU roster...held more than 15 offers from BCS schools...was committed to Texas A&M before the turnover in the coaching staff...chose FSU over Oklahoma and TCU.