With the 2012 recruiting cycle an almost-distant memory and spring practice in the books, it's time to predict who will be the freshmen shining on Saturdays this fall.
247Sports.com’s Barton Simmons delivers his six-player watch list, led by Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham. The 6’6”, 220-pound pass-catcher hauled in 119 catches for 2,233 yards and 24 touchdowns in his senior season at Hillcrest High School in Springfield, Mo.
The quarterback position is usually occupied by a veteran, but Simmons sees two signal-callers who could impact the game as freshmen.
Watch to see why Simmons likes Utah’s Travis Wilson and Oklahoma State’s Wes Lunt to deliver early in their college careers.
Who else makes the list?
Miami cornerback Tracy Howard, Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper and Maryland's do-everything weapon, Stefon Diggs.
Why will Cooper be able to get on the field as a freshman for the defending national champions?
Simmons has the answer in the video above.
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