Greg Dent is one of many Seminole receivers in a crowded rotation looking to have a breakout season in 2012.
He's a 5-11 junior that's earned rave reviews from Jimbo Fisher for his work dating back to last spring, over the summer he seemed to be one of Fisher's favorite guys on the whole team.
You could see why when he talked about the team's tempo leading into this weekend's ACC opener with Wake.
"From today on the intensity is going to be very high," said Dent. "Everybody's got to be running around, flying to the huddle, running all your routes and blocking. Blocking's going to be big. It's doing the little things."
The Seminoles will be looking to avenge a 35-30 loss last year in Winston Salem. The Demon Deacons have taken four of the last six from Florida State.
Dent should start seeing plenty of opportunities starting Saturday, but credit him for being honest when asked about the past two years when the opportunities to get involved were limited.
"I do get frustrated sometimes but I have to take advantage of the reps that I do get," said Dent. "So it's frustrating but I've learned from my time here that if I practice well and get the confidence of the coaches that I'll eventually get some kind of reps and I'll cherish the reps I do get."
He did that this past offseason and it's about to pay off for him. It's something he says everyone has to figure out.
"For freshmen coming in they really have to work," said Dent. "They really have to work to catch the coaches eye so that's why like [Ronald] Darby I think he really caught the coaches eye that's why he plays with the upper classmen."
Dent is one of a handful of guys that could probably be dominant on another team but vies for reps in a talented Florida State rotation of pass-catchers. But he's managed to distinguish himself in the eyes of Jimbo Fisher and the other coaches to be commended to the media, and he could stand out once he starts getting more time in games with the beginning for Florida State's ACC schedule.
It might be easy to overlook Dent as a team leader, but he's actually one of the older guys on the team as a junior. He's in his third year in the system and though he's not loud, he leads by example.
"I don't really preach it, I try to just do it," said Dent. "I do it more by my actions, let them see like how it is when you're in practice. You're supposed to run, you're not supposed to take plays off you've got to come out and want to work every day."