ACC: Gerald Demps

Recruiting rewind

January, 28, 2013
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It's time to take a look back and reflect on the recruiting class of 2009.

How have the top prospects fared?

ESPN.com has the answer, as it looked back at the ESPN Top 150 four years later, and there are plenty of ACC players worth checking out:

Rankings 1-50
Rankings 51-100
Rankings 101-150
  • No. 103 ATH Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech
  • No. 118 RB Lamar Miller, Miami
  • No. 120 DE Malliciah Goodman, Clemson
  • No. 139 RB D.J. Adams, Maryland
  • No. 140 OT J.K. Jay, Clemson
  • No. 150 ATH Willie Downs, FSU

Our recruiting gurus also reranked the recruiting classes of 2009. Miami was replaced by Florida at No. 7, but FSU held steady at No. 8. ESPN.com's Corey Dowlar took a closer look at the Seminoles' Class of 2009.

Christian Ponder listed as 'questionable'

November, 12, 2010
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Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder returned to practice on Thursday after missing three consecutive days after team doctors inserted a drain to help remove excess fluid from his right elbow related to his ruptured bursa sac.

“He did some,” coach Jimbo Fisher said, according to the team's practice report. “I didn’t want to take a chance, so we limited what he did. What we’re doing right now, he feels very good about. He took some reps and did some things but we limited what he did as far as numbers. I didn’t want the day after to be a bear. I think he’ll feel good. I really do.”

Ponder is listed as questionable on this week's injury report for Saturday's home game against Clemson. Sophomore quarterback E.J. Manuel still took the bulk of the practice reps Thursday. Fisher did say if Manuel was the starter Saturday that redshirt freshman Will Secord will be his backup.

“We haven’t changed a bit [with E.J. in there],” Fisher said. “We’re doing exactly the same thing we’ve been doing. “

Here is FSU's full injury report:

OUT FOR THE SEASON
DT Moses McCray (knee)
LB A.J. Land (knee)
DT Cameron Erving (back)

OUT
OG Blake Snider (ankle)
C A.J. Ganguzza (back)
LS Chris Revell (wrist)
OG David Spurlock (head)
OG Bryan Stork (illness)
S Jajuan Harley (groin)
WR Jarred Haggins (hamstring)

QUESTIONABLE
QB Christian Ponder (elbow)
S Gerald Demps (head)
WR Cameron Wade (illness)

ACC position superlatives: Florida State

March, 4, 2010
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We resume our breakdown of the ACC's strongest and weakest positions today with Florida State:

Strongest position: Offensive line

Key returnees: All five starters return in Andrew Datko, Rodney Hudson, Ryan McMahon, David Spurlock and Zebrie Sanders.

Key departures: Backup Brandon Davis has decided to graduate and move on instead of returning for his fifth season. He stared in place of Hudson the last two games of the regular season.

The skinny: This group will finally have seniors in McMahon and Hudson, and collectively there are 142 career starts between the five returning starters. Last year, all five of Florida State’s offensive linemen were nominated by opposing ACC coaches for all-conference honors. Assistant Rick Trickett said he’s never had that happen to one of his groups before. Sanders and Rhonne Sanderson are both injured. Sanders will be fine by summer camp and Sanderson is limited this spring after foot surgery.

Weakest position: Secondary

Key returnees: CB Ochuko Jenije

Key departures: CB Patrick Robinson, FS Jamie Robinson, RV Korey Mangum

The skinny: Aside from Jenije, the only returning starter, no one in the secondary has played more than one season. There are high expectations for cornerback Greg Reid, who will get a long look this spring to replace Patrick Robinson. Redshirt freshman Xavier Rhodes will also get a chance there. Terrance Parks and Nick Moody were both the backups at safety last year, and they’ll get an opportunity to move up. Redshirt freshmen Justin Bright and Gerald Demps will also challenge at safety.

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