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.
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.
2013: Redshirt sophomore saw action in 11 of FSU's 14 games as a backup defensive back and special team contributor...continues to expand his role with the Seminoles after a redshirt season in 2011 and six games played and no stats in 2012...had two tackles and broke up a pass at Wake Forest...set a new career high with six tackles - all solo - against Syracuse...made his first career tackle for loss at Florida...registered 16 tackles and a pass break-up on the season.
2012: Redshirt freshman defensive back who played in six games mainly on special teams on the kickoff coverage team...also saw time as a reserve safety late in games against Murray State, Savannah State, Wake Forest, Boston College, Duke and Maryland.
2011: Redshirt season...earned one of six freshman academic awards at the team's annual banquet for his work in the classroom.
PERSONAL: Three-star prospect by both Rivals.com and Scout.com and ranked as the No. 47 safety by Rivals.com and No. 33 by Scout.com...rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports...rated the No. 14 safety by ESPN...First team All-Area defensive back honors by TCPalm...recorded 104 tackles, two fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles, six interceptions and blocked two field goals as a senior...No. 62 on Bill Buchalter's Florida Top 100 for the Orlando Sentinel...member of the Florida Times-Union's Super 75 where he was rated as the No. 9 safety...chosen by ESPN760 as the No. 7 player to watch in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast...No. 24 on the SuperPrep Florida 110...born February 10, 1993.