Florida State's four-player quarterback battle takes center stage Saturday at 2 p.m. inside Doak Campbell Stadium.
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.
Images from FSU's 62-7 win over Nevada on Saturday, Sept 14, 2013 in Tallahassee, Fla.
Photos by Ross Obley
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2013 OUTLOOK: Versatile defensive back, who can play either safety or corner. Serves as a punt returner and a key contributor on special teams. Looks to expand on his role as the starting nickelback where his physical play and speed contributed to one of the top defenses nationally. Had offseason surgery and missed spring practice, but should also compete for a starting job at strong safety in the fall.
2012: Nickel back who played in all 14 games and made three starts...starts came against Boston College, Duke and Florida...tied with All-ACC first team defensive back Xavier Rhodes for the team lead with three interceptions...tied for eighth in the ACC in interceptions...had a monster game in FSU's road win on a Thursday night at Virginia Tech recording a career high four tackles and two interceptions, including one that sealed the win for FSU...first Seminole to pick off two passes in a game since Greg Reid did it versus Virginia in 2010...Hunter's first career interception came against Miami in another big Seminole ACC road win...returned his interception against the Canes for 37 yards, the second longest interception return by a Seminole on the year...second on the team behind Rhodes for tackles by a cornerback despite making just three starts...also returned eight punts on the season and averaged 15.8 yards per return...posted a career-high five punt returns for 122 yards against Duke which included a 75-yard return for a touchdown, which was the first of his career and tied for the ninth longest at FSU.
2011: Played in 11 games primarily on special teams as a true freshman...tallied three tackles, one each against ULM, Charleston Southern and Boston College.
PERSONAL: Fourth member of the Lowndes County High School football team to commit to Florida State in the last two years, joining Greg Reid, Gerald Demps and Telvin Smith...ranked No. 116 in the ESPNU 150 and the No. 10 safety...rated the No. 33 safety by Rivals.com and the No. 43 safety by Scout.com...earned a three-star rating from 247Sports...No. 39 on the SuperPrep Georgia 83...No. 34 on the Atlanta Journal Constitution's Top 50 Recruits...his father, Brice Hunter, was a receiver and a University of Georgia legend before his untimely death in 2004...the elder Hunter was the Bulldogs' top receiver in the early 1990s and still ranks among the school's career leaders in several offensive categories...he played for highly-respected Lowndes County coach Randy McPherson...Hunter has run a 4.50 40 and boasts a 4.33 shuttle time...he chose the Seminoles over offers from Florida, Louisville, Mississippi State and Tennessee...born March 24, 1993.