5 Highly Hyped 2012 Recruits Who Flopped in Their Freshmen Seasons

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5 Highly Hyped 2012 Recruits Who Flopped in Their Freshmen Seasons
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As the 2012-2013 college football season winds down, it's time to start looking back and evaluating the season, coaches, teams and, of course, players. To keep things in a recruiting perspective, I'm going to look at members of the 2012 recruiting class, as they were true freshmen this year.

Looking at the class, there were several prospects that had a huge amount of hype surrounding them. From Johnathan Gray to Mario Edwards to Dorial Green-Beckham and more, hype was big in the 2012 class. 

Living up to hype is always tough, and in today's college football world, where fans and media alike expect recruits to perform immediately, it's even tougher. For this read, let's look at five recruits from the 2012 class who didn't live up to their recruiting hype and pretty much flopped as true freshmen.

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