With the spring evaluation period kicking in this week, college coaching staffs across the nation are out in full force on the recruiting trail trying to lock up their premier targets before the 2012 season starts.
A handful of names have already burst onto the national scene as being the top recruits at their respective positions for the 2013 freshman class.
A few elite prep talents have already made their college destinations known—guys like quarterback Max Browne (USC), linebacker Reuben Foster (Alabama) and running back Kelvin Taylor (Florida) are considered to be at the top of their position lists.
However, with summer visits and camps on tap, a number of top-rated recruits may decide before their senior seasons begin, while others will contribute to the spectacle that has become National Signing Day.
With nine months between now and the day that 2013 recruits can sign on the dotted line, here’s an early look at where the top uncommitted prospect at each position could land by next February.