2013 College Football Recruits: Most Exciting Players in Country

Wes ODonnellFeatured ColumnistFebruary 2, 2012

Courtesy of 247sports.com
Courtesy of 247sports.com

Colleges already have some of their 2013 class lined up. We haven't truly finished the 2012 recruitment yet, but coaches are always way ahead of the game.

So are we, though, and it is never too early to get a look at next year's game-breaking recruits.

Here are a few of the most exciting to-be seniors in the country.


Tarean Folston, RB (Cocoa, Florida; ESPNU 5-Star)

The 5'9", 190-pound tailback has great elusiveness, speed and vision. Naturally, he has an offer from Florida and has also been offered by Boston College, Cincinnati, Vanderbilt and Louisville so far.

He can break a game open on any given play and is one of the top overall talents in the 2013 class.

Folston is a fun player to watch.


Reuben Foster, ILB (Troup County Comprehensive, Georgia; ESPNU 5-Star)

The 6'2", 230-pounder has already committed to Alabama as a linebacker. When you watch his highlights, you'll see exactly why.

He's big, athletic and flies downhill.

His offensive highlights showcase his overall athleticism, but be sure to watch him shoot gaps and make plays in the backfield with ease.

And, damn, can he hit.


Aaron Bailey, QB/ATH (Bolingbrook, Illinois; ESPNU 4-Star)

At 6'1", 200 pounds there is a chance that Bailey could have success at another position other than quarterback. He's super competitive, and when you watch his tape, you'll see him make plays just as often with his legs as he does his arm.

He has offers from Northwestern, Colorado State, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Northern Illinois and Purdue thus far.

Bailey makes things look so natural and easy.


Kendall Beckwith, QB/ATH (East Feliciana, Louisiana; ESPNU 4-Star)

The search for another Cam Newton could very well end with Kendall Beckwith. He's not as big as Cam, but at 6'3", 230 pounds as a high school junior, he's got plenty of size.

He plays quarterback and defensive end. No, that is not a typo, the kid is a physical freak who loves to hit and does so with or without the ball in his hands.

Beckwith doesn't go down easily, and he makes plays even when it looks as if he's tackled. Remind you of anyone?

What position suits him best is still up in the air, but he's too good to keep off the field.


Keyante Green, RB (Eagle's Landing Christian, Georgia; ESPNU 4-Star)

Another smaller back, Green might be the most exciting of the bunch. He's explosive, determined and downright frightening with the football in his hands.

He doesn't care how its done—he's going to beat defenders on every single play. He can go over, through around and under and not lose balance.

He's already holding offers from 12 schools including Georgia, Virginia Tech, Tennessee and South Carolina.