Florida State's four-player quarterback battle takes center stage Saturday at 2 p.m. inside Doak Campbell Stadium.
Florida State lost a handful of NFL talent on the defensive line this off-season but the 'Noles boast a roster full of potential stars ready to step up in their absence.
As part of an ongoing series of articles, get a glimpse of each member of FSU's 2013 signing class. Up next: defensive tackle Keith Bryant.
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.
FSU's 31-10 victory
2013 SPRING OUTOOK: Experienced interior lineman, who has some of the best hands among the defensive line allowing him to get off blocks and disrupt plays in the back field. Ended up being the second leading tackler amongst the interior linemen in 2012, which is one of the deepest units for the Seminoles, which should help him in his bid to take over one of the full-time starting spots left vacated. Actually will miss spring practice while recovering from shoulder surgery.
2012: Played in 13 games providing depth on the interior of the vaunted FSU defensive front...finished third on the team in sacks behind only consensus All-American Bjoern Werner and honorable mention All-American Cornelius Carradine...seventh on the team in tackles for loss...4.5 of his five TFL came in the last five games...recorded four tackles, a forced fumble, a sack and 1.5 TFL in the Seminoles big Thursday night road win at Virginia Tech...set a career high for tackles with five versus Clemson and then matched that total in each of the last two games versus Florida and in the ACC Championship Game versus Georgia Tech...nearly half of his tackles (16) have come in the last five games of the season...sacks came versus BC and then in back-to-back games against Virginia Tech and Maryland, as well as in the Orange Bowl against Northern Illinois.
2011: Redshirt sophomore defensive tackle who played in all 13 games...also saw action along the offensive line on special teams...limited by injuries early on this season, but played a more prominent role down the stretch...tallied five tackles on the season, including three solo stops.
2010: A redshirt freshman who was a valuable member of the defensive tackle rotation in his first season...appeared in 12 games in a reserve role...made the most of limited playing time, registering 16 tackles, including seven tackles for loss, which ranked third on the team...also credited with three quarterback sacks...posted a career-high four tackles and a pass breakup at Virginia...twice notched two tackles for loss in a game (Oklahoma, Virginia)...had 1.5 sacks against Samford in his collegiate debut...did not play against North Carolina and Maryland...named fifth-team Freshman All-America by Phil Steele, CFN Freshman All-American Honorable Mention and Rivals.com All-ACC Freshman Team.
2009: Suffered a knee sprain early in preseason practice, leading to a redshirt season.
PERSONAL: Played defensive end at Alonso High School, where he earned a four-star rating...selected to play in the Under Armour All-American game...in two seasons recorded nearly 50 tackles for loss and 30 sacks...earned MVP honors for his performance in the Hillsborough County East vs. West All-Star game after recording two sacks...outstanding athlete who played basketball as a junior...the oldest of four children raised by his mother Katina Daniels...received 27 scholarship offers and chose FSU over Georgia, USC, Miami, Florida, Tennessee, Auburn and Clemson...born February 23, 1990.