College Football: 8 Recruits in the 2011 Class We're Still Waiting to Hear from
I first came to work at B/R during the middle of the 2011 recruiting class, so that recruiting year and the players from that class will always be remembered by me. We're in the 2013 recruiting class right now, so it's been a full two years since the 2011 group.
Some of the players are true sophomores, while others are redshirt freshmen, They've all been in their programs for two years now and most of them have made an impact one way or another. Yet looking at the 2011 board, I see a few players that we still haven't really heard from, as in made an impact.
Here are eight players who have yet to make their presence felt.
8. Christian Westerman, OL, Auburn
Westerman redshirted as a freshman last year but has only appeared in one game for Auburn.
I thought the 6'4", 300-pound tackle would have at least been a prominent starter by now, but he's yet to establish his mean streak and mauling ability on the Auburn OL.
Look for Westerman to make a breakthrough soon and become a tempo-setter for the Tigers.
7. Marquise Wright, DL, Rutgers
Wright has gotten his 6'3" frame up to 285 pounds and is a redshirt freshman for the Scarlet Knights.
He, however, has seen action in just one game this season and has not made a blip on the stat radar sheet. Wright's coming along, but Rutgers hasn't felt his impact just yet.
6. Brent Calloway, RB/LB, Alabama
Calloway came to Alabama wanting to play running back but was made a linebacker, then got moved to running back and then back to linebacker, and it appears now he's back at running back.
He hasn't really had a chance to settle in and let his talent take over, as he has played in six games, making three tackles and only rushing for six yards.
5. Chase Farris, DT, Ohio State
Farris has played in only three games for Urban Meyer and has no recorded statistics.
He's a 6'4", 290-pound DT who likely will see his role expand in 2013.
Don't give up on Farris, Buckeyes fans. He will be a good one in Columbus in due time, be patient.
4. Jay Rome, TE, Georgia
Rome has bulked up to 6'6", 265 pounds for the Bulldogs.
He redshirted last year, and his role in Mark Richt's offense has been pretty limited, as Rome has registered just two catches to date.
He has too much talent not be making more of an impact, and he needs to get synced up.
3. Nick Brassell, WR, Ole Miss
We heard from Brassell in his true freshman season at Ole Miss, as he basically was a two-way player for the Rebels at WR and in the secondary.
He's an outstanding athlete and could be a special player one day.
Not staying focused on his academics, Brassell had to enroll at East Mississippi JC this fall and is playing there. Rest easy, Rebel Nation. According to Scout.com, Brassell will return to Oxford this winter.
2. Karlos Williams, DB, Florida State
Up until probably the past two to three games, Karlos Williams was not playing a ton of snaps for Florida State.
With Mark Stoops now going with a dime scheme, Williams' role has dramatically changed. He's just now starting to make an impact for FSU.
Williams is a big safety who plays like an OLB in the "six pack" defense for the 'Noles. Look for him to take off now that he's got a defined role on the team this year.
1. George Farmer, WR, USC
Farmer was thought to be the best WR in the country in 2011 recruiting, but he has been simply outplayed by Marqise Lee at USC.
Farmer caught just four passes as a true freshman and has just one catch this year.
It's mind-boggling how the 6'1", 205-pound receiver with 4.3 speed has yet to make any type of impact on the Trojans' roster. Farmer has flashed potential at times, but the college football landscape has yet to really hear him make any type of substantial noise.
Edwin Weathersby has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns and the Las Vegas Gladiators of the Arena League. He spent a year evaluating prep prospects and writing specific recruiting and scouting content articles for Student Sports Football (now ESPN Rise-HS). A syndicated scout and writer, he's also contributed to WeAreSC.com, GatorBait.net and Diamonds in the Rough Inc., a College Football and NFL Draft magazine.