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What's next for FSU at defensive end

8/7/2012

After landing two of the top three defensive ends in the 2012 class, Florida State's cupboard is hardly bare even if junior Bjoern Werner elects to depart early and test the waters of the NFL Draft next spring.

This 2013 class figures to land two, maybe three, at the position to continue to add quality depth among the ranks.

With the commitment of Davin Bellamy (Chamblee, Ga./Chamblee) on Saturday, here's a look at what could be left for the Seminoles at defensive end.

Za'Darius Smith (Scooba, Ms./East Mississippi C.C.)

At 6-foot-6, 252 pounds, and a little bit more mature, Smith will be ready to contribute right away wherever he ends up.

The East Mississippi C.C. star took a visit to Florida State in late July and said he had a great time. Smith hit it off with current senior Brandon Jenkins and the Seminoles put themselves in a good position to land the impact transfer.

Tim Williams (Baton Rouge, La./University Laboratory)

Williams showed why he was deserving of a four-star ranking and a spot in the ESPN 150 at Florida State's second football camp in late July.

At 6-foot-4, 230 pounds, Williams has tremendous athleticism to go with an excellent frame.

The concern, of course, is getting him away from hometown power LSU, which has a tremendous record of keeping in-state prospects home.

D'Angelo Reynolds (Miami, Fla./Miami Northwestern)

At first glance, it is almost impossible to imagine that Reynolds hasn't played a snap of competitive tackle football in his life.

The 6-foot-5, 250-pound defensive end just began playing the sport earning multiple offers on the camp circuit. Reynolds does claim an offer from Florida State at this time, but it is hard to say if he has the green light to commit at this point.

Other names to watch: Paul James (Miami, Fla./Norland), Gerald Sterling (Aliceville, Ala./Aliceville) and Kendell Beckwith (Jackson, Ala./East Feliciana).