While there was probably an opportunity to still sign at least one player at the position, the Seminoles elected to add an extra cornerback to the mix due to a lack of numbers in the secondary.
Defensive tackles coach Odell Haggins has repeatedly said he wants the pair to enter summer drills with the mindset they must contribute this season.
Still, FSU defensive ends coach Jody Allen knows the Seminoles must concentrate on his position during the 2005 signing period.
A prospect currently on FSU's radar is East Mississippi Community College defensive end Zac Anderson. Anderson, from Baldwin High School in Bay Minette, Ala., left high school as a slender 6-foot-4, 225-pounder but has since gained nearly 40 pounds.
"I put on about 40 pounds since I got here by just working hard and trying hard in the weight room," Anderson told TheInsiders.
Anderson has a lengthy list of favorites.
Anderson also has a plan when looking at potential schools. He also is confident in his ability to contribute immediately.
"It's not the only thing, but if I can play early that would be big. I know I can play with those big boys," Anderson said. "I want to see what kind of players are there. See if I can play with them and fit in."
Anderson also feels he can pass rush or run-stop equally well.
"I think I'm one of those players you can stick out there to get that big sack when you need it. If you need me to stop the run, I can make the tackle. I can play every down," Anderson said.
Anderson recorded 10 sacks a year ago and lead EMCC in tackles with 85.
In addition to Moore and Davis, other players expected to contribute at defensive end this season for the Seminoles is junior Kamerion Wimbley, sophomores Willie Jones, Jr. and Darrell Burston and redshirt freshman Alex Boston and D.J. Norris.
Boston had been on the baseball team this spring but has since left to concentrate on football. FSU concludes spring drills this week.