- Corey Dowlar, RecruitingNation
Florida State's lone departure from the backfield, aside from quarterback EJ Manuel, was senior do-everything fullback Lonnie Pryor.
Devonta Freeman and James Wilder Jr. return as the elder statesmen entering their junior seasons. Mario Pender, after taking a redshirt last season, will be in his second year in Tallahassee. And Ryan Green, an incoming signee, will be the fourth scholarship tailback on the roster this fall.
Chad Abram, a senior, is the lone fullback on the roster.
Given that setup, the Seminoles would likely want to bring in two backs -- a bigger, fullback-type player and a true tailback -- in the Class of 2014.