For Big Ten football fans, it is never too early to think about the future, even with a few key weeks remaining in the current season.
Fans have been treated to a great season up to this point, but they can't help but think about who will be leading their teams into battle in the coming years.
Upperclassmen will move into the NFL Draft or on with their lives after the season, ushering in a wave of younger players who will take their place as the league's stars.
Some of these younger players have already established themselves this season and shown they will be the future stars of the conference, while others have shown flashes of brilliance that they can be the household names.
Let's take a look at these futures stars in the Big Ten.