FSU returns four standouts on an ever-improving line that is now in need of a new starter at right tackle in the wake of Menelik Watson's early exit to the NFL Draft.
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.
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 breaks down FSU's returning offensive players and looks at the 'Noles' needs at quarterback, running back/fullback, wide receiver, tight end and offensive line heading into National Signing Day 2013.
In preparation for the Aug. 6 start of FSU football's fall camp, Seminoles.com previews an offensive and defensive position every day this week. Thursday: Offensive linemen and special teams
2013 SPRING OUTLOOK: Versatile lineman who can play center, guard and tackle.
2012: Reserve lineman who played in six games (Murray State, Savannah State, Wake Forest, Boston College, Duke, Maryland)...posted a season-high grade of 77 percent against Savannah State...played 10 snaps against Boston College and Duke.
2011: True freshman who played in six games and earned a season-high 22 snaps against Charleston Southern...logged 10 snaps against Maryland...also was used as part of the PAT and field goal blocking units on special teams.
PERSONAL: Enrolled early in January 2011...three-year starter at offensive tackle for Navarre High School where he was coached by Chad Lashley...projected as a center or interior lineman in college...helped lead his team to the Region 1 4A title game and a school-record 11 wins as a senior...Navarre finished 11-2 overall and ranked No. 10 in 4A...three-star recruit and No. 7 center prospect by Rivals.com...rated the No. 13 center by Scout.com and a three-star prospect by 247Sports ... No. 15 center according to ESPN...the first Navarre football player to sign with a Bowl Championship Series member school and one of the few prep football players from the Pensacola area to ever complete his high school requirements in December and join a major college football program before his senior class graduated...member of the Times-Union's Florida Super 75 where he was rated as the No. 1 center...July 14, 1993.