Florida State's four-player quarterback battle takes center stage Saturday at 2 p.m. inside 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.
As part of an ongoing series of articles, get a glimpse of each member of FSU's 2013 signing class. Up next: defensive back Nate Andrews.
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.
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.
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2013 OUTLOOK: Instinctive corner, who has good ball skills, speed and technique. Should enter 2013 as a starter at one of the cornerback spots despite missing this spring recovering from surgery.
2012: Started at cornerback for all 14 games...had 21 tackles on the season...his eight passes defended were tied for 18th in the ACC...grabbed the first interception of his career in the fourth quarter against Clemson...made a career-high five tackles against USF which was second highest on the team...recorded a tackle in 11 of the 14 games the Seminoles played this season.
2011: True freshman defensive back who saw action in 11 games mainly on special teams but also as a reserve corner...credited with one tackle in the win over Charleston Southern.
PERSONAL: Enrolled early in January 2011...one of the top cover-corners in the country...four-star recruit who was rated the No. 8 cornerback by both Rivals.com and Scout.com...ESPN ranked him the No. 67 overall prospect and No. 2 cornerback nationally...the No. 2 cornerback and the No. 44 overall player in the nation by 247Sports... selected to the Under Armour All-American team...had 47 tackles, six interceptions and scored five touchdowns as a senior...First team All-Central Florida defensive back by Orlando Sentinel and defensive player of the year in Lake/Sumter County by Orlando Sentinel as a senior...No. 18 on Bill Buchalter's 2011 Florida Top 100 for the Orlando Sentinel...No. 5 on Orlando Sentinel's 2011 Central Florida Super60...No. 49 on Mobile Press-Register Super Southeast 120...member of the Times-Union's Florida Super 75 where he was rated as the No. 3 cornerback...No. 57 on the SuperPrep Florida 110...finished his junior season with 67 tackles, 18 pass break-ups and four interceptions and also had 17 receptions for 495 yards and six touchdowns on offense...First team All-State defensive back for 6A classification as a junior...born March 20, 1992.