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FSU Cleaning Up On Defense On National Signing Day

TALLAHASEE (CBSMiami) – Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher may be the team's offensive coordinator, but he's second to none when it comes to bringing in defensive talent each year and 2013 is no different.

As National Signing Day got started, the Seminoles received a commitment from one of the top linebackers in the country, Matthew Thomas. A 6'3", 205 pound linebacker from Booker T. Washington High School in Miami, made his decision known on ESPNU Wednesday.

Thomas chose FSU over the University of Miami and pretty much any other school he could have wanted to play his college career with.

FSU is also expecting a signed letter of intent from five-star defensive back Jalen Ramsey from Nashville, Tennessee. While Ramsey and Thomas will be the headliners of the class, FSU has a plethora of four-star talent committed to the team as well.

Four-star defensive backs DeMarcus Walker and Marquez White have both faxed their signed LOI's to Fisher and four-star offensive lineman Ira Denson, four-star running back Ryan Green, and four-star linebacker E.J. Levenberry, Jr. are all expected to sign with FSU Wednesday.

The Canes' recruiting class is currently ranked tenth in the nation and it the top-ranked class in the Atlantic Coast Conference ahead of Virginia Tech (18th) and Clemson (20th).

FSU will have plenty of talent across the field in 2013, but the success of the Seminoles season will rest on who becomes the starting quarterback. Clint Trickett and Jameis Winston are expected to be the competition for the starting job during spring practice.

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