Off-Season Position Changes For Florida State: Erving, Hicks, Moody & Williams

Florida State today confirmed several position changes reported by Tomahawk Nation, and clarified other speculation as well.

Red-shirt sophomore Cameron Erving will move from defensive tackle to offensive line. TN had reported that Erving asked for the change two weeks ago. Whether the move sticks is still up in the air, but Erving plans to wear no. 75

Dan Hicks will be joining Erving on the offensive side of the football, moving from defensive end to tight end -- the position he played in high school, as discussed by Tomahawk Nation. Hicks will wear no. 6.

Also moving, as he had previously tweeted, is Nick Moody from defensive back to linebacker. Moody tweeted a photo of him at 240 pounds, hardly the size of a safety. Moody will likely provide depth at linebacker.

One move that we had speculated about did not happen -- Karlos Williams is sticking at safety. We had previously reported that Williams would move to offense, but he changed his mind. Perhaps another season of little to no snaps will change his mind, as Williams is a special playmaker with the ball in his hands.

Also, FSU will continue to list Toshmon Stevens at defensive end, but as we previously reported, he will play a lot of linebacker. We do not expect that he will see major time at either position.

As previously reported by Tomahawk Nation, linebacker Holmes Onqukaife has been medically DQ'd. He had not been listed on the unofficial roster kept by TN for some time as he was not with the team very much.

And Will Secord, the fourth-string quarterback, will graduate early this summer and go pro in something other than sports.

And, as previously mentioned on TN, Brandon Jenkins will wear no. 4.

New number moves include RB Chris Thompson (4) DB Tyler Hunter (1), RB Mario Pender (7), P Cason Beatty (38) and OL Daniel Glauser (67).

For how the moves impact FSU's recruiting needs (hint: not much, because we already factored in four of the five), see Florida State recruiting needs.

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