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Bio Blast: FSU's 2013 Signing Class

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DeMarcus Walker was an early enrollee at Florida State.

SDE DeMarcus Walker
Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood
Measurements
: 6-3/265
Composite Ranking: 4-star (98)

Bio: Walker was a surprise addition to Florida State in early January when he switched his commitment from Alabama to Florida State. The Under Armour All-American is an early enrollee at Florida State who will participate in spring practice with his new team. He chose Florida State over Alabama, Auburn, Florida, and numerous others. 247Sports.com considers Walker the No. 38 prospect in the nation, No. 4 strong-side defensive end, and No. 8 prospect from Florida.

LB Freddie Stevenson
Bartow (Fla.)
Measurements
: 6-1/220
Composite Ranking: 3-star (89)

Bio: Stevenson committed to Florida State in July, choosing the Seminoles over Penn State, South Florida, Texas A&M, UCF, and numerous others. He remained firm in his commitment throughout the process. He is an early enrollee who will participate in spring practice for the Seminoles. 247Sports.com considers Stevenson the No. 229 prospect in the nation, No. 15 outside linebacker, and No. 34 prospect from Florida.

CB Jalen Ramsey
Brentwood (Tenn.) Brentwood Academy
Measurements
: 6-1/190
Composite Ranking: 5-star (99)

Bio: Ramsey was a long-time commitment to Southern Cal who switched to the Seminoles in the days leading up to National Signing Day. He also heavily considered Florida before making his final decision. Ramsey participated in the U.S. Army All-America Game. In addition to being a standout on the football field, Ramsey also participates in track and field as a decathlete. 247Sports.com considers Ramsey the No. 39 prospect in the nation, No. 5 cornerback, and No. 1 prospect from Tennessee.

RB Ryan Green
St. Petersburg (Fla.) St. Petersburg Catholic
Measurements
: 5-10/195
Composite Rankings: 4-star (97)

Bio: Green committed to Florida State back in June and never wavered. He chose the Seminoles over offers from Alabama, Florida, Notre Dame, and numerous others. He remained firm in his commitment throughout the process. The Under Armour All-American was sidelined for a majority of his senior season due to a shoulder injury, which he has fully recovered from. 247Sports.com considers Green the No. 40 prospect in the nation, No. 1 all purpose back, and No. 9 prospect from Florida.

OG Ira Denson
Madison (Fla.) Madison County
Measurements
: 6-4/322
Composite Ranking: 4-star (95)

Bio: Denson committed to Florida State in late May. He chose Florida State over Miami, Nebraska, Ole Miss, South Carolina, and others. Denson participated in the Under Armour All-America Game. 247Sports.com considers Denson the No. 151 prospect in the nation, No. 7 offensive guard, and No. 20 prospect from Florida.

WR Levonte Whitfield
Orlando (Fla.) Jones
Measurements
: 5-9/165
Composite Ranking: 4-star (90)

Bio: Whitfield committed to Florida State in August. Prior to his commitment to Florida State, he had been committed to Miami. He chose the Seminoles over the Hurricanes as well as Clemson, Florida, and Ohio State. Whitfield was a Semper Fidelis All-American. 247Sports.com considers Whitfield the No. 35 wide receiver and No. 39 prospect from Florida.

ATH Marquez White
Dothan (Ala.) Northview
Measurements
: 6-1/175
Composite Ranking: 4-star (89)

Bio: White committed to Florida State in May. The Seminoles landed his services over schools such as Alabama, Auburn, Minnesota, and Tennessee. White can contribute on both sides of the ball, but likely plays cornerback for the Seminoles. White is also a standout basketball player at Northview. 247Sports.com considers him the No. 19 athlete and No. 13 prospect from Alabama.

WR Isaiah Jones
Milton (Fla.)
Measurements
: 6-4/195
Composite Ranking: 4-star (91)

Bio: Jones committed to Florida State in July over Auburn and numerous others. He remained firm in his commitment throughout the process. Jones plays basketball for Milton in addition to football. 247Sports.com considers Jones the No. 33 wide receiver and No. 37 prospect from Florida.

WR Jesus Wilson
Miami (Fla.) Columbus
Measurements
: 5-10/170
Composite Ranking: 3-star (87)

Bio: Wilson committed to Florida State in June. He chose the Seminoles over offers from Louisville, Oklahoma, and West Virginia, among others. He remained firm through the process. 247Sports.com considers Wilson the No. 56 receiver and No. 65 prospect from Florida.

LB Tyrell Lyons
Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast
Measurements
: 6-2/220
Composite Ranking: 3-star (87)

Bio: Lyons committed to Florida State in February. He chose the Seminoles over offers from Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, South Carolina, and more. He did consider South Carolina down the stretch before reaffirmining his commitment to the Seminoles. 247Sports.com considers Lyons the No. 36 outside linebacker and No. 69 prospect from Florida.

OC Ryan Hoefeld
New Orleans (La.) Brother Martin
Measurements
: 6-3/278
Composite Ranking: 3-star (86)

Bio: Hoefeld committed to Florida State in July. He chose the Seminoles over offers from Arizona, FIU, Louisiana Tech, Minnesota, and others. He remained firm in his commitment throughout the process. 247Sports.com considers Hoefeld the No. 10 offensive center and No. 28 prospect from Louisiana.

CB Nate Andrews
Fairhope (Ala.)
Measurements
: 6-0/193
Composite Ranking: 3-star (86)

Bio: Andrews switched his commitment to Florida State from Minnesota in late January following an official visit to see the Seminoles. He also held offers from schools such as Alabama, Louisville, and Tennessee. 247Sports.com considers Anders the No. 63 cornerback and No. 23 prospect from Alabama.

OLB Ro’Derrick Hoskins
Orlando (Fla.) Evans
Measurements
: 6-3/215
Composite Ranking: 3-star (88)

Bio: Hoskins committed to Florida State in February. He chose the Seminoles over offers from Auburn and Louisville. 247Sports.com considers Hoskins the No. 61 outside linebacker and No. 104 prospect from Florida.

ATH John Franklin
Plantation (Fla.) South Plantation
Measurements
: 6-2/175
Composite Ranking: 3-star (84)

Bio: Franklin committed to Florida State in November. He chose Florida State over offers from Air Force, Bowling Green, Temple, and Tennessee. Franklin is a dual-threat quarterback in high school, but expected to transition to another skill position in college. 247Sports.com considers him the No. 28 dual-threat quarterback and No. 145 prospect from Florida.

SDE Desmond Hollin
Brooklyn (N.Y.) ASA College
Measurements
: 6-4/260
Composite Ranking: 3-star (81)

Bio: Hollin committed to Florida State in early December. He originally hails from Florida, having played his high school ball at Miami (Fla.) Southridge. He chose Florida State over offers from Kansas, Purdue, and others. 247Sports.com considers Hollin the No. 149 overall junior college prospect, No. 15 strong-side defensive end from the junior college ranks, and No. 4 prospect from New York in the junior college ranks.

TE Jeremy Kerr
St. Petersburg (Fla.) St. Petersburg
Measurements
: 6-6/262
Composite Ranking: 3-star (82)

Bio: Kerr switched to Florida State from Miami in late January. He also held offers from schools such as Connecticut, Memphis, and Purdue. Kerr could play tight end or potentially offensive line in college depending on how he fills out on his frame. 247Sports.com considers Kerr the No. 98 tight end and No. 312 prospect from Florida.

OLB Matthew Thomas
Miami (Fla.) Booker T. Washington
Measurements
: 6-3.5/210
Composite Ranking: 5-star (100)

Bio: Matthew Thomas selected Florida State over Miami, Alabama, and Southern Cal on National Signing Day. The Under Armour All-American was arguably the top target on Florida State’s board throughout the entire process. 247Sports.com considers Thomas the No. 8 prospect in the nation, No. 2 outside linebacker, and No. 3 prospect from Florida.

DT Keith Bryant
Delray Beach (Fla.) Atlantic
Measurements
: 6-1.5/302
Composite Ranking: 4-star (92)

Bio: Bryant chose Florida State over Miami and South Carolina on National Signing Day. The U.S. Army All-American was the lone defensive tackle target for the Seminoles down the stretch. 247Sports.com considers Bryant the No. 183 prospect in the nation, No. 16 defensive tackle, and No. 27 prospect from Florida.

OG Wilson Bell
Eight Mile (Ala.) Blount
Measurements
: 6-4/296
Composite Ranking: 3-star (84)

Bio: Wilson Bell chose Florida State over Auburn and Ole Miss on National Signing Day. Bell emerged on the scene for the Seminoles following a strong performance at the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic in December. 247Sports.com considers Bell the No. 22 offensive guard and No. 16 prospect from Alabama.

SDE Davarez Bryant
New Smyrna Beach (Fla.)
Measurements
: 6-4/230
Composite Ranking: 2-star (80)

Bio: Bryant landed an offer from the Seminoles in the week leading up to National Signing Day and opted to accept that offer. He chose Florida State over Iowa State on National Signing Day. 247Sports.com considers Bryant the No. 75 strong-side defensive end and No. 216 prospect from Florida.

ILB E.J. Levenberry
Woodbridge (Va.) C.D. Hylton
Measurements:
6-3/227
Composite Ranking: 4-star (92)

Bio: Levenberry committed to Florida State in April, but the Seminoles had to sweat things out with the talented linebacker until the final hours leading up to National Signing Day. Levenberry heavily considered both Oklahoma and Tennessee throughout the process. Levenberry was a U.S. Army All-American. 247Sports.com considers Levenberry the No. 13 inside linebacker and No. 12 prospect from Virginia.

OT Richy Klepal
Tampa (Fla.) Plant
Measurements:
6-4/283
Composite Rankings: 3-star (86)

Bio: Klepal committed to Florida State in July. He chose the Seminoles over Georgia, Southern Cal, and others. He was an early enrollee to Florida State. A medical issue with concussions led Klepal to stop playing football his senior year. He intends to seek a second opinion at Florida State with regards to whether or not he can ever return to the football field. FSU is going to honor his scholarship regardless.

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