NFL decisions on horizon

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The decisions are still a few weeks off, but Florida State fans are already worried.

The Seminoles know they'll lose a number of stars from this year's team when the season ends. EJ Manuel, Cornellius Carradine and Rodney Smith will be moving on, all likely headed to the NFL. But for several other potential impact players in 2013, the choice already looms large whether to return to school next season or head to the NFL when 2012 comes to a close.

Jimbo Fisher said the process of making a decision for several of his underclassmen will start at the end of this month when they submit requests to the NFL for information on where they'll likely to be drafted, but it won't be until the bowl game ends that most players are likely to announce a choice.