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2010 Florida State Football Outlook: Secondary – Florida State University

2010 Florida State Football Outlook: Secondary – Florida State University


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2010 Florida State Football Outlook: Secondary

With the season at hand, here's a segment-by-segment look at the Seminoles moving forward:


Redshirt senior boundary cornerback Ochuko Jenije brings 13 starts and career-highs for tackles (31) and interceptions (4) back for his final year of eligibility.  Jenije is the lone returning starter in a secondary that is making the transition in both scheme and personnel.

Electric sophomore field corner Greg Reid spent much of the '09 season as a starter in FSU's nickel defense and performed admirably with 23 tackles, two interceptions and six pass break-ups.  Reid's ball instincts fit well with the zone scheme now employed.

Redshirt junior field corner Dionte Allen registered three pass break-ups in an injury-marred '09 season, which included one start.  Xavier Rhodes is a tall, physical, boundary corner whose skills will allow him to push Jenije.

FSU signed three cornerbacks in the 2010 class, including touted junior college transfer Mike Harris and USA Today national Defensive Player of the Year Lamarcus Joyner, the top-rated prep at his position.

The Seminoles must replace both starting safeties and 2009 reserves Nick Moody and Terrance Parks are the front-runners to fill the voids at free safety and strong safety, respectively.  Redshirt freshmen Justin Bright and Gerald Demps, along with sophomore Jajuan Harley, will provide competition and depth.

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