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.
Halfway through the season, Seminoles.com's Brandon Mellor looks at the what each of the freshmen, redshirt freshman and junior-college transfers have done for the 'Noles.
2013 OUTLOOK:Young offensive lineman, who saw a lot of reps last spring while serving as a reserve at guard. Another big interior lineman for the Seminoles that has good feet.
2012: Played six snaps in the season opener against Murray State but suffered a concussion midseason which kept him out for the rest of the season.
2011: Redshirt season.
PERSONAL: Enrolled early in January 2011...standout offensive lineman who split time between tackle and center as a senior for DeLand High School, where he was coached by his father, Kevin Pettis...played a prominent role in DeLand's resurgence as the program compiled a 22-5 record over his seasons...named an Under Armour All-American and took part in the All-American Game on Jan. 5...three-star recruit who was rated the No. 8 center by ESPN, No. 10 by Scout.com and No. 13 by Rivals.com...also a three-star prospect by 247Sports...First Team All-County by Daytona Beach News-Journal in 2009 and 2010...started 43 varsity games -- 38 at DeLand...selected for the FACA North-South All-Star Game...No. 43 on Bill Buchalter's 2011 Florida Top 100 for the Orlando Sentinel...No. 105 on the SuperPrep Florida 110...No. 6 on Orlando Sentinel's 2011 Central Florida Super60...named first team All-Central Florida and first team All-Volusia County by Orlando Sentinel...member of the Times-Union's Florida Super 75 where he was rated as the No. 2 center...born June 11, 1992.