8 Recruits Most Capable of Living Up to Their 2013 Hype

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8 Recruits Most Capable of Living Up to Their 2013 Hype
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

It's a simple reality of college football recruiting: Every season dozens of hyped recruits step onto campus for the first time and are never heard from again.

Webster's defines “hype” in this context as “publicity, especially of an extravagant or contrived kind.” That seems a perfect way to describe all of the nonsensical announcement “press conferences” so many unproven 18-year-old kids manage to have televised on ESPN on national signing day.

Still, for all of the failures each and every season, there are a few shining examples of highly-touted recruits who actually live up to the hype. While there are no guarantees, we're putting our faith in a select few members of the recruiting class of 2013 to do just that.

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