- 7 Christian Jones | 6-4, 232, SR
- 22 Telvin Smith | 6-3, 215, SR
- 28 Nigel Terrell | 6-1, 223, RS JR
- 16 Ukeme Eligwe | 6-3, 228, RS SO
- 24 Terrance Smith | 6-4, 214, SO
- 12 Reggie Northrup | 6-1, 221, SO
Name to watch next season: Telvin Smith had a tremendous end of 2012 with some incredible hard hits in the Orange Bowl against Northern Illinois and has solidified his spot in 2013.
Pick(s) to start the season: Jones, Telvin Smith, and Terrance Smith.
Pick who should start the season: Jones, Telvin Smith, and Northrup.
2013 Commits: Freddie Stevenson is a top-rated outside linebacker who is very quick and enrolled in early January. Tyrell Lyons is another speedy outside linebacker who will get to learn under some of the very best. Ro'Derrick Hoskins is another add to the outside linebacker group. E.J. Levenberry Jr is one of the top 15 inside linebackers in the country, adding to an already strong depth chart.
Biggest target(s): Matthew Thomas is one of the top recruits FSU could get in this entire class and would continue to strengthen the already strong linebacker group that FSU has. Yannick Ngakoue is a balanced inside linebacker that would be needed with the plethora of outside linebackers that have already committed.
Overall Grade: A+ (The best group that FSU has. Veteran, deep and continuing to grow.)