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FSU’s young DBs are ‘as advertised,’ pushing for playing time

Depth results in competition.

Florida State is filled with veterans in the secondary and could play nickel (five defensive backs) on 60 percent of the downs, a reflection of the talent on the roster but also the reality of facing spread or pass-oriented offenses.

But the Seminoles also welcomed a group of six freshmen – Travis Jay, Akeem Dent, Brendan Gant, Jarvis Brownlee, Raymond Woodie III and Renardo Green – and the majority should find playing time this fall.

“Those guys are as advertised,” said Harlon Barnett, FSU’s defensive coordinator and defensive backs . . .

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