Five safeties for 2014 

December, 7, 2012
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NoleNation takes a look at five candidates for the safety position among the Class of 2014:

Quin Blanding
Scott FinkQuin Blanding appears to be one of the top safety prospects in the class of 2014.
Quin Blanding (Virginia Beach, Va./Bayside): The last time Florida State went to Bayside High School, they came away with their current starting quarterback, EJ Manuel. Blanding has a positive outlook on Florida State, and a lot of that has to do with Manuel's presence there. He was far too young to have been teammates with him, but Manuel's success is widely known locally. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound safety already has offers from Connecticut, East Carolina, Florida, Florida State, Illinois, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Tennessee, Virginia and Virginia Tech. And he's also on ESPN's Watch List for the Class of 2014.

Todd Kelly Jr. (Knoxville, Tenn./Webb): In the shadows of Neyland Stadium, one of the top defensive back prospects in the country makes his home feasting off of opposing offenses. With offers including Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Mississippi State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee, UCLA, USC, Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech, Kelly is an easy choice for ESPN's Watch List. He's got good size at 6-foot-1, 190 pounds and moves well. It would be a difficult pull to get Kelly out from the heart of SEC country, but the Seminoles did themselves a favor by at least offering early.
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