Sometimes freshman surprise us.
Outside of Sammy Watkins' family and friends, who really saw him exploding onto the scene in such a big way last season?
Or how about USC's Marqise Lee?
These players were given the opportunity to step up during their inaugural season with their respective programs, and they did so in a huge way.
This list runs down the true freshman that have a shot at Freshman All-American honors in 2012.
While some of the best recruits in the nation are on this list, most of them are going to step into ready-made gaps on their squads and will have tons of playing time, giving them the opportunity to put up big numbers.
Forget the upperclassmen, these freshmen will keep us on the edge of our seats any time they are on the field this upcoming season.
Which, by the way, is approaching faster than you might think.