National Signing Day 2013: Highlighting Players Who Will Make an Instant Impact

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IJanuary 31, 2013

Photo Credit: 247Sports
Photo Credit: 247Sports

It is nearly impossible to jump from high school to the ranks of major college football and make an instant impact, but every year there are true freshman that do just that. This year will be no different. 

There will be some freshman that wildly exceed expectations and make an instant impact. Then there are the guys with such transcendent talent you can see their instant impact coming from a mile away. Here are three guys that fall into that category. 


Robert Nkemdiche, DE

Robert Nkemdiche is not going to sneak up on anyone. He is widely regarded as the nation's top overall recruit, as he is with 247Sports.

He has yet to decide on a school, but 247Sports lists Ole Miss as the favorite. And it is not going to matter where he winds up in terms of his potential impact, there isn't anyone that will keep this monster off the field. 

He is listed at 6'4" and 285 pounds, and get this, 247Sports lists his 40 time at 4.65. 

That right there is enough to make him the nation's top recruit, but this youngster has the technique to go with it. 

Nkemdiche is going to be one of the nation's elite pass-rushers from his first game. 


Derrick Green, RB

Green is one of the most highly-touted running backs in this class.

Rivals has him ranked as the nation's top running back and their 14th ranked overall recruit. In 247Sports Composite Rankings, Green is the fourth-best running back and the 26th-best overall recruit. 

While this punishing 6'0", 220-pound back is an outstanding talent, what really makes him standout for this list is his destination. As 247Sports notes, Green is committed to Michigan.

The Wolverines are losing their leading rusher, Denard Robinson, and while his backup Fitzgerald Toussaint will be back, he is coming off a broken leg and doesn't have the talent to keep Green off the field.

Green will be given plenty of opportunity next year and he will produce. 


Laquon Treadwell, WR

Laquon Treadwell is the prototypical receiver. As 247Sports notes, he is 6'3", 195 pounds and he runs the 40 in 4.4 seconds.

Given these measurables, it is no surprise that Treadwell is No. 1 in 247's Composite Rankings at wide receiver and 14th overall. 

Treadwell is committed to Ole Miss, where stud receiver Donte Moncrief will be back for his junior year. So while Treadwell isn't likely to be his team's best receiver, he will most definitely make an impact. 

With secondaries having to always keep an eye on Moncrief, Treadwell is going to be able to get deep where his natural abilities will be too much to stop in one-on-one situations.