Telvin Smith is making the most with his opportunity this spring.
Smith says, "I'm really feeling it right now. The team chemistry, the coaches, the attitude so everybody in the work mentality and we're working."
In his first season with the 'Noles Telvin was mainly used for special teams. This spring he is adjusting to the role of middle linebacker.
Telvin adds, "I can be that guy that you, the four down player. I hear that them say that in the NFL sometimes and I feel I can be a four down player and that's what I'm trying to let the coaches know. I can play, I can lead, and do what you need me to do."
It's the same position he played in high school, continuing the defensive dominance started by Greg Reid and Gerald Demps from Lowndes to FSU, and will be joined by Tyler Hunter in the fall.
Smith says, "We players, if you went to Lowndes, you'll see we're very impact full players on our team, all three of us. We see, I see Lowndes in Florida State so I feel like this is a great program. The coaches, they know what they're doing, and they got us going in the right direction."
With two positions open at linebacker, he hopes to fill one of those roles entering fall camp.