With preparations for the September 1 season opener against Murray State set to get underway, the buzz is building for Jimbo Fisher and the Florida State Seminoles as they wrap up their fall camp.
The ‘Noles checked in at No. 7 in both preseason editions of the USA Today Coaches’ Poll and the Associated Press Poll, but that has not stopped notable college football experts like ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit from picking FSU to claim its third crystal football in school history.
While offseason high hopes are nothing new in Tallahassee, Fisher and his players are hoping that the lessons learned last season—when the ‘Noles started the season ranked as high as No. 5 but failed to claim the ACC—will benefit them in 2012.
Even though the Seminoles have a roster filled with experienced upperclassmen in nearly every position, several players—whether they are newcomers, experienced players switching positions or recovering from injury—have turned heads thus far.
Which player have been the biggest surprises in practices thus far?
Here are the five biggest standouts in FSU’s fall camp.