Incoming freshmen at any college have several things swirling around in their minds as school, class, fees, books, dorms and general college life bombard them from all directions.
For the college football player, that load also includes practice, meetings, learning plays, schemes, systems, routines, team life and the exhaustion related to everything that pertains to it.
With everything it takes to succeed in college athletics and the overwhelming initiation into such a universe, it is highly unlikely that a true freshman will ever see the field in his first year, let alone start.
However, in every class of incoming athletes, there are those who just seem to have it all. They keep it together, they are highly developed, they have a knack for football and learning new systems and they are at the right place at the right time.
For a true freshman to start, the circumstances also have to be right, i.e. a position that is thin, maybe an injured starter or various things that occur during the course of a season.
In the projected recruiting class for Boise State in 2013, there are several excellent players on the list. There are several that could play during their first season, but there are only a few that may actually have a chance to start.
With that in mind, let's look at the exclusive list of 2013 Boise State recruits who could start as true freshmen in the upcoming season.