Five defensive tackles for 2014 

October, 31, 2012
Defensive tackle, a position of strength and depth for the Seminoles over the last couple of years, will need to be restocked with talent in the class of 2014. NoleNation looks at five prospects Florida State will look at signing during the next cycle.

[+] EnlargeDemarcus Christmas
Corey Long/ESPN.comDemarcus Christmas was won over by defensive line coach Odell Haggins.
Demarcus Christmas -- Christmas, a prospect who figures to be one of the best in the entire country in his class, has already committed to Florida State out of powerhouse Manatee High School. At 6-foot-4, 290 pounds, Christmas looks more like a college student-athlete now than a prep standout. The Seminoles did well to secure a commitment from him early in the process, capitalizing on their early momentum within his recruitment.

Travonte Valentine -- Valentine, a Florida Gators commitment, will likely stay on the radar for a while. He's already made one decommitment (from Louisville) and Florida State would like to make it a second one. Valentine camped at Florida State over the summer and appeared very interested in the Seminoles prior to his decision to pledge to Florida. Make no mistake, though, Valentine will be hard to pull away from UF.

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