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.
In the final part of an ongoing series of articles, get one last glimpse of each member of FSU's 2013 signing class before they arrive this summer. Up next: cornerback Jalen Ramsey.
As part of an ongoing series of articles, get a glimpse of each member of FSU's 2013 signing class. Up next: cornerback Marquez White.
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 captured its first BCS bowl victory since 2000 in its 31-10 victory over Northern Illinois.
FSU's 31-10 victory
2013 SPRING OUTLOOK: Experienced corner, who has great speed and a knack for finding the ball when in coverage. Likely to miss spring practice while recovering from offseason surgery, but still a main candidate to start at one of the corner positions in 2013.
2012: Appeared in all 14 games for FSU at the cornerback position...tied for the team lead with eight pass break-ups...recorded 22 tackles and was credited with a forced fumble and a QB hurry...saw more action than any other freshman defensive player...only freshman defensive player to appear in double digit games...in his first collegiate game broke up two passes and then equaled that mark with another multiple PBU game against Maryland...had one of his best all-around games versus Boston College with two tackles, a forced fumble and a pass break-up...set a career high for tackles in a game versus Duke with four...posted a great final game of his freshman campaign with four solo tackles and a pass break-up against Northern Illinois in the Orange Bowl...registered two of his most productive games for tackles in huge spots with three versus then-No. 10 Clemson and at Miami.
PERSONAL:One of the fastest players in the nation and a five-star recruit according to 247Sports as the nation's top cornerback and 16th overall national prospect...also a four-star recruit according to both ESPN and Rivals...rated the No. 2 cornerback in the country according to Rivals and the second-best players in the state of Maryland by the same recruiting service...considered the No. 38-ranked prospect in the country according to ESPN...defender that can excel on both defense and special teams...participated in the 2012 Under Armour All-American Game...USA Today 2011 All-USA second team All-American...second team All-Met by the Washington Post as a junior and an honorable mention honoree as a senior...honorable mention all-state as an all-purpose player as a senior ...part of a Wolverines' secondary that registered four shutouts and allowed just 82 points in 2011...SI.com 2011 High School first team All-American...played six positions as a high school senior, including kicker...as a junior, rushed for 1,329 yards and 23 touchdowns, while tallying three interceptions and eight pass breakups on defense...runs a 4.37-seconds 40-yard dash...an elite track performer who is expected to contribute to FSU's nationally-renowned sprint contingent immediately...his talent running the curves have drawn comparisons to two-time FSU NCAA 200 champion and Olympian Maurice Mitchell...led Potomac to the Maryland 3A state team title as a senior, winning the 100- and 200-meter dashes...was member of gold medal-winning USA medley relay at the 2011 World Youth Championships in France...has run a 6.28-seconds 55-meter dash and a 21.05 200-meter dash...chose Florida State over Notre Dame, Maryland, Clemson and Auburn.