Young quarterbacks becoming stars has become a part of the norm for college football. Last season a freshman won the Heisman, and numerous others led their teams to unexpected heights.
This fall, the same results will occur at a number of top programs that are looking for a jolt offensively. At least eight major programs will look to freshmen to run their offenses.
Some young quarterbacks chose schools whose depth chart put them in position to start early. Others are just talented enough to win a lot more games than the next guy in line.
Looking ahead to the 2013 season these are the top candidates to be the next freshmen starters.