Gold beats Garnet, 40-24, Saturday as the 'Noles' passing game -- and as a result, the quarterback battle -- steals the show at Doak Campbell Stadium.
Quotes from the 2013 Florida State Spring Game
Seminoles.com has comprehensive coverage from the 2013 Garnet and Gold Spring Game.
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.
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.
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2013 SPRING OUTLOOK: Big, fast, physical player who can cover ground and is a hard hitter on the defensive side while also using his speed and vision as a kick returner and kickoff coverage guy on special teams. Showed his versatility coming in in FSU's "6-pack" package late in the season as well starting at linebacker in the ACC Championship Game. Should see even more increased playing time in 2013.
2012: Back-up defensive back and kick returner who saw action in all 14 games and made his first career start in the ACC Championship Game versus Georgia Tech...set career highs in every defensive category as a true sophomore in 2012 including tackles, tackles for loss and interceptions...made a huge statement on the biggest stage of his career in the ACC Championship Game, recording a career high 11 tackles and the game-clinching interception in the waning moments...he returned the interception for 41 yards just missing out on a TD and in the process recording the longest interception return of the season for FSU...recorded pass break-ups versus Murray State and Duke...had a tackle for loss in a key ACC road win at Miami...split kick return duties with Lamarcus Joyner...had a career long return of 60 yards in a road win over USF...had the highest kick return average (26.2) on the team.
2011: True freshman who played in all 12 regular season games before breaking his wrist in the regular season finale at Florida causing him to miss the Champs Sports Bowl...totaled eight tackles (four solo, four assisted) on the season but really made an impact on special teams...ranked second in kickoff returns (8) and kickoff return yards (186) while averaging 23.2 yards per return...returned two kicks for 67 yards with a career-long return of 33 yards against Maryland...tallied a career-high three tackles in the win at Boston College...added a pair of tackles at Wake Forest...received one of two special teams newcomer awards at the team's annual banquet.
PERSONAL: A hard-hitting, consensus five-star safety with good size, who was ranked the No. 2 safety, No. 8 player nationally and No. 2 player in the state of Florida by Rivals.com...rated the No. 22 overall player and the No. 2 safety in the nation by Scout.com...rated the No. 1 safety and the No. 7 player nationally by 247 Sports...selected to the Under Armour All-American game...All-USA second team defense by USA Today...No. 17 on the Sporting News Top 100 for 2011...No. 5 on the ESPNU 150 and rated the No. 1 safety prospect...No. 9 on Tom Lemming's MaxPreps.com 2011 Top 100...No. 12 on Bill Buchalter's 2011 Florida Top 100 for the Orlando Sentinel...No. 10 on Mobile Press-Register Super Southeast 120...member of the Florida Times-Union's Super 75 where he was rated as the No. 1 safety...No. 8 on the SuperPrep Elite Top 50, No. 3 on the SuperPrep Florida 110 and the SuperPrep Dixie Defensive Player of the Year...First Team All-Polk County by the Lakeland Ledger...also played running back and ran 69 times for 564 yards (8.2 yards per carry) and scored seven touchdowns as a senior...as junior, had 102 tackles and three interceptions and was listed in The Associated Press South Region 25 list of top recruits...brother is Vince Williams, who is a rising senior linebacker at Florida State...born May 4, 1993.