With national signing day barely in the rear-view mirror, it's easy to get aught up in all the hoop-la surrounding these 18-year-old kids that almost no one has ever heard of before. It's also easy to forget that most of these youngsters will slip into the fog of a redshirt season, fading from memory almost as soon as they step foot on campus.
That reality got us thinking about those highly-touted yet anonymous recruits who somehow had us all tuning in to ESPNU in February of 2012. Now that their redshirt seasons are over, how many of them are ready to burst onto the college football scene and prove all of their supporters right?
It's easy to forget recruits like Lacy Westbrook and Jameis Winston when they fade into redshirt obscurity, but when spring football watchers get their first real glimpse of these future stars, the names will be etched into the memory of every fan.