Every year, teams rely on incoming freshmen to fill gaps in the lineup that are left from departing seniors and juniors headed to the NFL. Some freshmen are asked to jump into special teams, while others are asked to play primary roles on offense or defense.
There are a handful of recruits in the 2013 class that will be called upon early by their teams to be immediate playmakers. These freshmen will need to be ready to step in and perform immediately, placing their stamp on their respective programs early.
Taking a look at the playmakers in the 2013 class, here are the commits that are most likely to play as freshmen.