The Florida State Seminoles took to the indoor practice facility Monday afternoon for the first scrimmage of spring football. While originally planned to be held on Bobby Bowden Field inside Doak Campbell Stadium, a weather threat forced the 'Noles inside. But not a second was lost.
Ryan Hoefeld was not at Monday's scrimmage, and Derrick Kelly, Ethan Frith, Chad Mavety (boot), Terrance Smith (boot), Derrick Mitchell, Calvin Brewton, Kermit Whitfield and Delvin Purifoy were not dressed or participating. Bobo Wilson, Nile Lawrence-Stample and Ryan Green, who have all missed time due to the stomach flu that hit the team, were back in pads on Monday.
Dalvin Cook and Ja'Vonn were in blue no-contact jerseys but fully participating.
At one point, Jalen Ramsey was in the back (likely the bathroom) and Tyler Hunter jumped in and assumed his role at corner back. With Hunter at CB, Lamarcus Brutus took Hunter's place at safety during the base/nickel and then Derwin James was the addition during the dime. Hunter's versatility shouldn't come as too much of a surprise, as he played nickel back as a sophomore. This will be something to keep an eye on moving forward. The staff clearly feels comfortable inserting Hunter in the that position, and if he can manage the position opposite Ramsey, that could potentially open up a spot for Derwin James in the backfield.
Alec Eberle continued to take reps as the first team center, and Corey Martinez passed up Keith Weeks and assumed the role as the backup center. With Mavety still out, Brock Ruble continued to spend his time at right tackle.
A handful of former players were on hand Monday, with Pro Day scheduled for Tuesday, including Cam Erving, Tre Jackson, Ronald Darby, Mario Edwards, Jacobbi McDaniel and Devonta Freeman. Desmond Howard was also in the house.