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1 Freshman Every BCS Team Is Most Excited to See in Summer Practice

Alex CallosCorrespondent IDecember 24, 2016

1 Freshman Every BCS Team Is Most Excited to See in Summer Practice

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    We have reached the point in the college football offseason where it is time to look ahead at the freshmen coming into the various programs. But who is the one freshman every BCS team is most interested in getting a look at this coming summer?

    Whether it is a big-name recruit or just a player that a coach has a special interest in, these players will definitely catch the coach's eye when practice begins.

    Here is the freshman every BCS team can't wait to see when summer camp starts up.

    *Notre Dame and BYU are included with the BCS teams

    *Rankings are according to 247sports.com

Alabama Crimson Tide

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    Reuben Foster, Linebacker

    There are plenty of quality players who will arrive at Alabama this summer, and at the top of the list is linebacker Reuben Foster.

    He has had quite a past, which included getting an Auburn tattoo while in high school.

    After switching his allegiance to in-state rival Alabama, the linebacker will get a taste of big-time football right away. 

    With what Saban has accomplished with his linebackers in recent years, there is no doubt that he can't wait to coach up Foster this summer.

Arizona Wildcats

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    Pierre Cormier, running back

    This 4-star running back will fit perfectly into the Rich Rodriguez system, and he is probably salivating at the opportunity to get him on the field with stud running back Ka'Deem Carey.

    He is easily the top recruit in the incoming class. If he lives up to the hype, he will have little trouble seeing snaps as a true freshman.

    Arizona could have one of the best backfields in the nation over the next two years.

Arizona State Sun Devils

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    Ronald Lewis, wide receiver

    Arizona State head coach Todd Graham loaded up on junior college players this year, but one of the freshmen who will have a much-anticipated arrival is wide receiver Ronald Lewis.

    Lewis is one of the top wide receivers in the country and will give the Sun Devils a true threat.

    Improving on the passing game in 2013 might start with Lewis.

Arkansas Razorbacks

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    Alex Collins, running back

    New Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema loves to run the football, and he has the perfect back to do exactly that in Alex Collins.

    Collins is the top-rated running back in the country coming in and will get a steady dose of carries over the next few years if he lives up to the hype.

    Bielema has coached some very talented running backs over the past few years, but Collins might be the best of the bunch when it is all said and done.

Auburn Tigers

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    Montravius Adams, defensive tackle

    Auburn is yet another team with a new head coach, and Gus Malzahn welcomes a very talented recruiting class.

    Leading the way is 5-star defensive tackle Montravius Adams. He is considered to be one of the top 10 players in the country, and with the way Auburn struggled last season, he will be a welcome addition along the defensive front. 

    Look for this team to begin to bounce back starting in 2013.

Baylor Bears

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    Robbie Rhodes, wide receiver

    Baylor loves to throw the football around. With the loss of wide receiver Terrance Williams to the NFL, head coach Art Briles will be looking for somebody to replace him.

    He may have found his man in 5-star wide receiver Robbie Rhodes. Rhodes is one of the top 25 players in the country and also one of the highest-rated wide receivers in the incoming class.

    Rhodes has the speed to stretch the field and could make an impact as early as next season.

Boston College Eagles

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    Tevin Montgomery, defensive tackle

    Boston College is not a school that finished near the top of the recruiting rankings, but one gem new head coach Steve Addazio managed to secure was defensive tackle Tevin Montgomery.

    The Eagles were so awful last season that Montgomery might have the talent to step in and make an impact from the start of the season.

    He is not as highly regarded as a lot of other players on the list, but he's certainly the player the Eagles and Addazio are looking most forward to watching this summer.

BYU Cougars

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    Brayden Kearsley, offensive tackle

    Brayden Kearsley is a player who had a shaky commitment to BYU, and that is all the more reason for head coach Bronco Mendenhall to finally get him on campus for summer practice.

    He is arguably the most talented player in the recruiting class. Even though offensive line is a hard position to crack as a true freshman, he has the talent to see the field immediately for the Cougars.

    At 6'5" and 270 pounds, if he can fill out just a little bit, he will make an impact in 2013 and beyond.

California Golden Bears

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    Jared Goff, quarterback

    There is nothing like a quarterback who can make an impact as a true freshman. California head coach Sonny Dykes might have that in Jared Goff. We all know how well Dykes loves his quarterbacks from his days at Louisiana Tech, but Goff might be better than the players he had there.

    He is a 4-star player who is one of the top 15 pro-style quarterbacks in the incoming class.

    Goff was an early enrollee, so Dykes has had a chance to see him in action already. The summer will give him an even better look at his future quarterback.

Central Florida Knights

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    Micah Reed, running back

    Central Florida is heading to the Big East, and the competition is going to get a little tougher this season.

    There are a few incoming freshmen who have a chance to make an impact for the Knights, but perhaps none more so than running back Micah Reed.

    Reed is a 3-star running back and is considered one of the top 50 at his position in the country.

Cincinnati Bearcats

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    Travis Johnson, tight end

    Cincinnati has produced some talented tight ends, with four being drafted over the past seven years.

    New head coach Tommy Tuberville might have another in Travis Johnson. Johnson is rated the No. 12 tight end in the country, and with Travis Kelce now moving on to the NFL, he has a great chance to see action in 2013.

    He might have the talent to play wide receiver at Cincinnati as well.

Clemson Tigers

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    Tyshon Dye, running back

    Even though Tyshon Dye is not the top recruit in the incoming class, he might be asked to help fill in for running back Andre Ellington.

    Ellington was one of the top running backs in the country last season, and Dye or whoever fills in for him will have big shoes to fill.

    Dye is not only one of the top 200 players in the country, but he's also rated the No. 12 running back.

    No doubt head coach Dabo Swinney will be interested in seeing what Dye has to offer.

Colorado Buffaloes

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    Sefo Liufau, quarterback

    New Colorado quarterback Sefo Liufau could do a little bit of everything in high school, and it will be interesting to see if that translates to the next level.

    He not only served as a dual-threat quarterback at Bellarmine Prep, but he also played a little safety.

    New head coach Mike MacIntyre is basically starting over with this team, and Liufau might be the perfect guy with whom to do that.

Connecticut Huskies

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    Tim Boyle, quarterback

    The Connecticut offense has struggled in recent years, and one player who might be able to jump-start that is quarterback Tim Boyle.

    Boyle is rated the No. 35 quarterback in the country coming in, and what makes things even more interesting is the fact that he is a local kid from in-state.

    He had offers from other major schools, but he decided to stay at home, and that has to make head coach Paul Pasqualoni a very happy man.

Duke Blue Devils

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    Sterling Korona, offensive tackle

    Duke had a very surprising year in 2012, and head coach David Cutcliffe is bringing in a very talented group of offensive linemen this year.

    Headlining that class is large offensive tackle Sterling Korona. Korona is 6'7" and 250 pounds.

    While Korona has some filling out to do, Cutcliffe will certainly be interested in taking a look at him this coming summer.

Florida Gators

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    Vernon Hargreaves III, cornerback

    It is no secret that Vernon Hargreaves III is one of the most talented players in the entire 2013 class. He is rated the top cornerback and No. 4 player overall.  

    He is the prized recruit in a very talented group put together by Florida head coach Will Muschamp.

    If cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy is planning a move to wide receiver to help make room for Hargreaves, there is little doubt that he is the real deal.

Florida State Seminoles

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    Matthew Thomas, linebacker

    Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher is no stranger to excellent recruiting classes, and he put together yet another talented group in 2013.

    Leading the way is linebacker Matthew Thomas. Thomas is one of the top players in the country at his position and is also rated the No. 14 overall player in the nation.

    There is plenty of talent coming back along the Florida State defense, but this guy has a chance to make an impact right away.

Georgia Bulldogs

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    Leonard Floyd, linebacker

    Georgia has incoming talent all over the field, but one spot where there are some holes to fill is linebacker. Leonard Floyd could step in right away.

    Floyd is a prep school player and one of the best in the nation.

    He is very large at 6'5" and 240 pounds. There is little doubt that he is going to be a handful for SEC defenses over the next few years.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

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    Shamire DeVine, offensive tackle

    Georgia Tech did not have the type of recruiting class it was looking for, but one player who might stand out for head coach Paul Johnson is offensive tackle Shamire DeVine.

    DeVine is rated the No. 11 offensive tackle in the country and one of the top 150 players overall.

    He is a load at 6'6" and 340 pounds. There is no bulking up necessary for this guy, and he will be relied upon possibly as early as 2013.

Houston Cougars

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    DeMarcus Ayers, wide receiver

    Houston has always loved to throw the football around, and wide receiver DeMarcus Ayers might be catching a lot of passes over the next few seasons.

    Head coach Tony Levine is always looking for some playmakers on the offensive side of the ball. He could have one in Ayers.

    The 5'11", 170-pound wide receiver is rated No. 91 at his position and is a highlight waiting to happen.

Illinois Fighting Illini

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    Aaron Bailey, quarterback

    There are few players in the 2013 class with the athletic ability of Aaron Bailey. He could easily play a number of different positions at the college level and will likely suit up at quarterback.

    While Nathan Scheelhaase still has one more season with the Fighting Illini, Bailey could be pushing him by the middle of the season.

    He has the perfect combination of size and speed to dazzle head coach Tim Beckman beginning this summer.

Indiana Hoosiers

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    Taj Williams, wide receiver

    Indiana took a few steps in the right direction in 2012, but the Hoosiers struggled at the end of last season.

    There is a player on the way in wide receiver Taj Williams who could help the team finish strong.

    Williams needs to fill out a bit, but at 6'4" and 166 pounds, he has the frame to be a game-changer in the Big Ten for years to come.

    Head coach Kevin Wilson might have something special in Williams.

Iowa Hawkeyes

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    Jon Wisnieski, tight end

    Iowa is another team that struggled to the finish line last season, and part of that was due to an ineffective offense.

    One player who might be able to help that offense is tight end Jon Wisnieski. Wisnieski is rated the No. 18 tight end in the country and could make an impact right away for head coach Kirk Ferentz.

    He is 6'5" but only weighs 215 pounds. There could be some filling out for Wisnieski, but Ferentz will be interested in seeing what he has to offer this summer.

Iowa State Cyclones

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    Jake Campos, offensive tackle

    Iowa State did not have a very highly rated recruiting class, but one player who is highly regarded is offensive tackle Jake Campos.

    Campos is 6'7" and 245 pounds. He is rated the No. 37 offensive tackle in the class, and head coach Paul Rhoads might have to rely on the big man as early as next season.

    He is one of the top players in the entire state of Iowa and should be a mainstay along the offensive line for years to come.

Kansas Jayhawks

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    Colton Goeas, linebacker

    Kansas had a solid recruiting class, but a lot of the talent coming in for head coach Charlie Weis is of the junior college variety.

    The top incoming freshman Weis will be interested in taking a look at is linebacker Colton Goeas. Goeas is rated the No. 55 inside linebacker in the class, and with the lack of talent Kansas had last season, he might see the field from Day 1.

    Look for the junior college players to make a bigger impact in this class, however.

Kansas State Wildcats

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    Nick Ramirez, linebacker

    Kansas State lost a lot of talent from last season's team, including star linebacker Arthur Brown.

    One player who might be in line to replace him is Nick Ramirez. Ramirez is rated the No. 9 inside linebacker in the country and is one of the top recruits in head coach Bill Snyder's class.

    The Missouri native might see action right away for the Wildcats.

Kentucky Wildcats

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    Ryan Timmons, running back

    New Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops put together quite a recruiting class and one of the headliners is in-state recruit Ryan Timmons.

    Timmons is rated the No. 23 running back in the class and is one of the top five players in the state of Kentucky.

    With how low the Wildcats are on talent, there could be plenty of freshmen who see immediate action. Timmons might be one of them.

Louisville Cardinals

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    James Quick, wide receiver

    Trinity is one of the powerhouse football programs in the state of Kentucky, and the Cardinals signed former Trinity wide receiver James Quick.

    He should be a nice target for Teddy Bridgewater next season. Head coach Charlie Strong might be very happy he signed him.

    Quick is rated the No. 11 wide receiver in the class, and his impact might be felt right away.

LSU Tigers

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    Tre'Davious White, cornerback

    Once again, LSU head coach Les Miles put together an excellent recruiting class. One of the headliners of that group is cornerback Tre'Davious White.

    LSU has always been known for its defense, particularly the secondary. That appears to be the case once again, as White is the No. 2 cornerback in the class and the No. 9 player overall.

    With names like Patrick Peterson, Morris Claiborne and Tyrann Mathieu among many others to follow, White will have his hands full to live up to the expectations. There is no question that he has the talent to do it. 

Maryland Terrapins

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    Derwin Gray, offensive tackle

    Maryland suffered through more injuries last year than it could have ever imagined. The 2013 season will be a new start, and the Terrapins have a large offensive tackle to build around.

    Derwin Gray is 6'6" and 295 pounds. He is also rated the No. 6 offensive tackle in the country and one of the top 65 players overall.

    Head coach Randy Edsall will need somebody to protect his quarterback this season. He had to use five last year due to injuries. This guy should go a long way toward helping improve the protection of the Maryland quarterbacks.

Memphis Tigers

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    Marquis Warford, running back

    The Memphis recruiting class is a step below most of the other BCS schools, but there were some players worth mentioning.

    Among the top recruits is running back Marquis Warford.

    He is a tiny back, but he makes up for it with quickness and speed like most other talented running backs his size. Head coach Justin Fuente will have all summer to figure out exactly how to use this kid.

Miami Hurricanes

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    Stacy Coley, wide receiver

    The Miami Hurricanes have a wealth of talent in the incoming recruiting class, particularly at the wide receiver position.

    One of the receivers head coach Al Golden will get a look at this summer is Stacy Coley.

    Coley is rated the No. 4 wide receiver in the class and one of the top 60 players overall. He has an excellent combination of size and speed and could contribute immediately at Miami.

Michigan Wolverines

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    Shane Morris, quarterback

    Even though Devin Gardner is coming back at the quarterback position for the Wolverines, one interesting player in the incoming class is Shane Morris.

    Morris is rated the No. 4 pro-style quarterback in the 2012 class and is also one of the top players in the state of Michigan.

    He has the skills to possibly be a starter as early as 2014 and could serve as the primary backup to Gardner this coming year.

Michigan State Spartans

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    Damion Terry, quarterback

    Michigan State is not necessarily known as a team with dual-threat quarterbacks, but head coach Mark Dantonio might have found one in Damion Terry.

    Terry can do a little bit of everything with the ball in his hands, and with the way the Spartans struggled on offense last season, it would be hard to imagine Dantonio not finding a way to get him on the field at least in some capacity. Even with the return of starting quarterback Andrew Maxwell.

    He is 6'4" and 218 pounds, making him a load to bring down in the open field.

Minnesota Golden Gophers

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    Drew Wolitarsky, wide receiver

    Minnesota is another BCS school that did not have a recruiting class on par with most of the teams in its league.

    One player head coach Jerry Kill did land is wide receiver Drew Wolitarsky. He is not as highly touted as a lot of other wide receivers in the class, but has a chance to be something special for Kill.

    Look for the 6'3", 208-pound Wolitarsky to work his way into the rotation early in the season.

Mississippi State Bulldogs

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    Chris Jones, defensive end

    No doubt who the top player in this class is, and the man head coach Dan Mullen can't wait to get his hands on.

    Defensive end Chris Jones is not only the No. 2 defensive end in the class, but he is also rated the No. 2 player overall and has as much of a chance as anybody to be a starter from day one.

    The 6'5", 240-pound pass-rusher will undoubtedly have his name heard a lot over the next few seasons.

Missouri Tigers

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    Josh Augusta, defensive tackle

    Missouri struggled in its first season in the SEC in 2013, but one player who might be able to have an impact next season is defensive tackle Josh Augusta.

    Augusta is large at 6'5", but could easily bulk up a few pounds and add to his295-pound frame. 

    He is rated the No. 16 defensive tackle in the class and is one of the top 10 players in the state of Illinois.

    Look for head coach Gary Pinkel to get this guy on the field right away.

Nebraska Cornhuskers

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    Terrell Newby, running back

    Losing Rex Burkhead will certainly hurt the Nebraska offense, but returning a player like Ameer Abdullah will help at running back.

    Terrell Newby is another player who could help Nebraska fans forget about Burkhead.

    He is one of the top 140 players in the class and is rated the No. 11 running back overall. He is also one of the top 20 players from the state of California.

    Head coach Bo Pelini will be able to get a look at him this summer.

North Carolina Tar Heels

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    Dajaun Drennon, defensive end

    The strength of the North Carolina class coming in is on the defensive side of the ball. The player who might be the most hyped is defensive end Dajaun Drennon.

    Drennon is rated the No. 4 weak-side defensive end coming in and is one of the top 120 players in the country.

    He is a native of New Jersey, but had offers from major programs all over the country.

    The Tar Heels have had plenty of talented players on defense in recent years, and Drennon looks to be another in that long list.

North Carolina State Wolfpack

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    Josh Mercer, running back

    There are higher-rated recruits in the North Carolina State class, but one player who could see the field right away in some capacity is all-purpose back Josh Mercer.

    Mercer has blazing speed and has 40 times under 4.4. He is not small, but is a little undersized compared to most backs.

    With quarterback Mike Glennon having moved on, the Wolfpack will be looking for some playmakers on the offensive side of the ball. Mercer might be able to fill that void in 2013 and beyond.

Northwestern Wildcats

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    Tyler Lancaster, center

    Northwestern shocked most Big Ten fans by winning 10 games a season ago. Part of that was because of a solid running game.

    Head coach Pat Fitzgerald added to the depth of the offensive line with 4-star recruit Tyler Lancaster. He was the only 4-star recruit in a class filled with 3-star players.

    Lancaster is rated the No. 4 center in the class and the No. 187 player overall. Look for him to challenge for immediate playing time.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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    Eddie Vanderdoes, defensive tackle

    Notre Dame has a lot of talent coming back along the defensive line, but one player who might be able to help out at that position while learning from Louis Nix is Eddie Vanderdoes. 

    He is considered one of the top players in the country and the No. 1 defensive tackle overall.

    Look for him to earn more and more playing time as the year progresses. He weighs 310 pounds and could be the next Nix for the Fighting Irish.

Ohio State Buckeyes

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    Vonn Bell, safety

    One position Ohio State might not be particularly strong at is safety. That is one of the main reasons why Vonn Bell could come in and contribute right away for Urban Meyer.

    Bell is very versatile and could even play cornerback. He might be able to be a factor in the nickel formations for the Buckeyes in 2013.

    He is not only one of the top 30 players in the country, but is rated the No. 3 safety in the 2013 class.

Oklahoma Sooners

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    Keith Ford, running back

    Oklahoma is never short on talent at the running back position. Head coach Bob Stoops brings in one talented running back after another. The latest is Texas native Keith Ford.

    Ford is one of the top players in Texas and rated the No. 4 running back. He is also the No. 33 overall player in the class.

    There is little doubt that this guy has the build and physique to be a dominant player at the next level.

    Stoops will get a chance to look at him first-hand this summer.

Oklahoma State Cowboys

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    Rennie Childs, running back

    Oklahoma State does love to pass the football, but running is also part of Mike Gundy's offense.

    There have been some talented running backs to come through the program over the years, and the next in line might be Rennie Childs.

    Childs is a small, speedy back who could see the field in a number of different ways in 2013. He has the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield, and that should help him see action immediately.

Ole Miss Rebels

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    Robert Nkemdiche, defensive end

    As the most sought-after recruit in the 2013 class, Robert Nkemdiche chose Ole Miss over many other SEC programs. 

    He is 6'4" and 285 pounds, giving him the ultimate combination of size and athleticism to get into the opponent's backfield.

    Nkemdiche is the No. 1 overall player in the country, and his 4.65 40-time is something to take note of as well.

    No doubt that head coach Hugh Freeze is very anxious to see him first-hand for the next three years.

Oregon Ducks

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    Thomas Tyner, running back

    Even with Chip Kelly leaving for the Philadelphia Eagles, the Ducks still put together a solid recruiting class.

    Without question the most highly touted player is running back Thomas Tyner. He will try to follow some studs who have come before him at that position.

    He will team up with De'Anthony Thomas and Byron Marshall to form one of the most complete backfields in the country.

    Tyner is rated the No. 3 running back and No. 22 player overall. He will see action as a true freshman in 2013.

Oregon State Beavers

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    Damien Haskins, running back

    Oregon State is a team with some high-level junior college players, but there are some freshmen who could make an impact.

    One of those players is Damien Haskins. Haskins is rated the No. 29 running back in his class, and even though he did not have offers from a lot of other high-level programs, he will still have an excellent shot to contribute for head coach Mike Riley and the Beavers next season.

Penn State Nittany Lions

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    Christian Hackenberg, quarterback

    No question who the top recruit coming into Penn State is.

    Quarterback Christian Hackenberg is the highest-rated quarterback in the 2013 class and the No. 7 player overall.

    With the departure of Matt McGloin, this is a kid who has a chance to come in and start from day one.

    Head coach Bill O'Brien has to be very excited at the possibility of Hackenberg over the next three-plus seasons.

Pittsburgh Panthers

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    Dorian Johnson, offensive tackle

    Pittsburgh head coach Paul Chryst put together a decent recruiting class in his first full offseason running the Pittsburgh program.

    The prize of his recruiting class is offensive tackle Dorian Johnson. He is rated the No. 2 offensive tackle in the class and also the No. 8 player overall.

    Pittsburgh lost a lot of talent, particularly at the skill positions, and protecting the new starter at quarterback will be very important.

    Johnson may be counted on to help right away.

Purdue Boilermakers

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    Dan Monteroso, wide receiver

    Purdue did not have a recruiting class on par with other Big Ten schools, but there are a few players who new head coach Darrell Hazell will certainly be interested in taking a look at this summer.

    One of those players is wide receiver Dan Monteroso.

    Monteroso is only rated the No. 90 wide receiver in the class, but could see significant action as early as 2013.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

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    Chris Laviano, quarterback

    There is nothing like a game-changing quarterback. Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood might have that in Chris Laviano.

    He is rated the No. 20 pro-style quarterback in the 2013 class, and with how much the Scarlet Knights have struggled at that position in recent years he might be a very welcome addition.

    No question he is one of the headliners in the Rutgers class; he is the No. 3 player from New York.

SMU Mustangs

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    Jeremiah Gaines, tight end

    There are some talented tight ends in the 2013 class, and among the names at the top of the list is Jeremiah Gaines.

    Gaines is rated No. 21 at his position and is one of the prized recruits of the SMU class.

    Head coach June Jones is no stranger to throwing the ball around, and at 6'2" and 230 pounds, Gaines is a nice target for quarterback Garrett Gilbert.

South Carolina Gamecocks

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    Larenz Bryant, linebacker

    Larenz Bryant is a kid who played all over the field last season as a senior in high school. He starred at linebacker and running back, but will be on the defensive side of the ball at South Carolina.

    Bryant is one of the top 50 players in the country and the No. 6 inside linebacker overall. He will join a defense anchored by end Jadeveon Clowney.

    Head coach Steve Spurrier has some very talented players coming in on the defensive side of the ball, and Bryant is among the names at the top of the list.

South Florida Bulls

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    Derrick Calloway, defensive tackle

    There are a few high-level recruits in the 2013 South Florida class, but one of the players to watch out for is defensive tackle Derrick Calloway.

    Calloway is rated No. 34 at his position and No. 61 overall in the state of Florida.

    He will be joining a South Florida team that has struggled mightily in recent years. Look for Calloway to see some immediate action for the Bulls.


Stanford Cardinal

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    Ryan Burns, quarterback

    The Stanford recruiting class is not quite on par with the high-level Pac-12 programs, but there are some talented players in the group. 

    One of those players is quarterback Ryan Burns. Burns is rated the No. 10 quarterback in the class and No. 142 player overall.

    Even though Kevin Hogan is going to be the starter, this guy could compete for the backup role next season.

Syracuse Orange

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    Corey Cooper, wide receiver

    The Syracuse class was one of the worst of any BCS program, but one player who might be able to give some immediate contributions is wide receiver Corey Cooper.

    He is rated No. 86 overall at his position and has 4.5 speed in the 40.

    The Orange lost a lot of talent from a season ago and could struggle in the ACC.

    Cooper is a guy who could provide immediate help for the Orange.

TCU Horned Frogs

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    Kyle Hicks, running back

    There is very little question that the prize of the 2013 recruiting class for TCU is Kyle Hicks.

    The running back from Arlington, Texas is rated No. 16 in the country at his position. He joins a TCU squad that returns a bunch of very talented players.

    He could be a very good complement to the rest of the talent TCU has coming back next season.

Temple Owls

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    Buddy Brown, linebacker

    The Temple class is very short on talent, but one player new head coach Matt Rhule will almost certainly enjoy this summer is linebacker Buddy Brown.

    Brown is rated the No. 29 outside linebacker and had a few other major programs coming after him, but decided to stay close to his New Jersey home and play for the Temple Owls.

    While he is not as talented as some other names on the list, Brown may contribute as much as almost anybody.

Tennessee Volunteers

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    MarQuez North, wide receiver

    Tennessee lost a lot of talent at wide receiver with graduation and early departures to the NFL.

    Luckily for head coach Butch Jones, he brought in some talented receivers. One of the guys he will get a look at this summer is MarQuez North.

    North is rated the No. 18 wide receiver in the class and one of the top three players from the state of North Carolina.

    He is one of a few talented skill position players coming into Knoxville.

Texas Longhorns

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    Darius James, offensive guard

    The top players in the 2013 Texas recruiting class are offensive linemen. Head coach Mack Brown snagged five 4-star recruits along the offensive line.

    Maybe the best of that group is guard Darius James. James is the top guard in the country coming in and the No. 35 player overall.

    He, along with the rest of the Longhorns' recruits, might not play right away, but could see action sometime down the road in 2013.

Texas A&M Aggies

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    Ricky Seals-Jones, wide receiver

    Texas A&M brought in a lot of talented skill players to help out Heisman trophy winner Johnny Manziel.

    Among those players are some of the best incoming wide receivers in the country. Maybe the best name on the list is Ricky Seals-Jones. 

    He is considered to be the No. 2 athlete in the country and No. 23 player overall.

    All indications are he will be a wide receiver and give Manziel another capable target.

Texas Tech Red Raiders

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    Gary Moore, wide receiver

    The state of Texas is filled with a number of very talented wide receivers, and one of the best is Gary Moore.

    He hails from Clarksville, Texas and has an excellent chance to see the field when the season starts for the Red Raiders.

    Moore is rated the No. 21 wide receiver in the class and is one of the top 20 players coming out of Texas. He also has the size at 6'6" and 221 pounds to play tight end at the next level. 

    He should be another target in the high-flying Texas Tech offense.

UCLA Bruins

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    Priest Willis, safety

    The UCLA Bruins signed a pair of talented safeties in Priest Willis and Tahaan Goodman.

    They are both very versatile, and Willis has the capability to also play cornerback at UCLA. He ranked as the No. 8 safety in the 2013 class and one of the top 50 players overall.

    With the talent and versatility he possesses, he should not have much trouble seeing the field in some capacity for head coach Jim Mora Jr. this season.

USC Trojans

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    Max Browne, quarterback

    The USC recruiting class may have only had 12 players, but the group is one of the most talented in the country. 

    Half of the group has already arrived early on campus, and one of those players is quarterback Max Browne.

    Browne is one of the most highly regarded players in the 2013 class and will be in competition with sophomore Max Wittek for the starting role in 2013 and beyond.

    Head coach Lane Kiffin will have a close eye on this battle all summer long.

Utah Utes

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    Dre'Vian Young, running back

    The Utah recruiting class was filled with 3-star recruits, but a few players stood out. One of those is 4-star running back Dre'Vian Young.

    Young is the most highly regarded player in Utah's 2013 class and is the No. 25 rated running back in the country.

    He is a guy who could be one of the best players on the roster as early as this season and will be a force in the Pac-12, trying to fill the shoes of John White IV.

Vanderbilt Commodores

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    Zach Cunningham, linebacker

    The Vanderbilt recruiting class is something to take note of as it ranked No. 26 in the country.

    One of the headline players in that class is linebacker Zach Cunningham. Cunningham is rated the No. 19 outside linebacker in the 2013 class and No. 236 player overall.

    He will have a shot to contribute along with a few other recruits in the incoming class.

Virginia Cavaliers

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    Taquan Mizzell, running back

    Taquan Mizzell is another of those all-purpose running backs. He is the second-best all-purpose running back in the country and the No. 62 player overall.

    The Virginia Cavaliers had a very talented recruiting class, and the player that could see the most significant action is Mizzell.

    Look for Mizzell to contribute in some fashion in 2013.

Virginia Tech Hokies

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    Kendall Fuller, cornerback

    Virginia Tech has always had talented cornerbacks, and the latest of those is 5-star recruit Kendall Fuller.

    He might get a chance to see more immediate action than he anticipated with the injury to Antone Exum.

    Fuller is rated the No. 3 cornerback in the class and No. 31 player overall. He has enough size and plenty of speed to be a factor as a true freshman in 2013.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons

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    Michael Stevenson, safety

    There are not a lot of highly rated recruits in the 2013 Wake Forest class, but a name at the top of the list is safety Michael Stevenson.

    Stevenson is rated the No. 47 safety in the country and one of the top 100 players from the state of Florida.

    With how much Wake Forest struggled last season, Stevenson could see action in the secondary, or possibly on special teams.

Washington Huskies

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    Elijah Qualls, defensive tackle

    Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian put together quite a recruiting class, and one of the gems of that group is defensive tackle Elijah Qualls.

    Qualls is one of the top 100 players in the class and also the No. 8 defensive tackle.

    With the way the Huskies struggled on that side of the ball last season, he will be a welcome addition to the squad in 2013.

Washington State Cougars

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    Tyler Bruggman, quarterback

    Mike Leach is a head coach who loves his quarterbacks—and he might have found one in Tyler Bruggman.

    Bruggman is rated the No. 19 quarterback in the 2013 class and might be just the player Leach needs to help turn the Washington State program around.

    If he plays well this summer and into the fall, he might see meaningful action for Leach and the Cougars in 2013.

West Virginia Mountaineers

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    Shelton Gibson, wide receiver

    West Virginia went with a few junior college players this year to help replace some of the talent lost to the NFL, particularly at the skill positions.

    There are some freshmen who could make an impact, including wide receiver Shelton Gibson.

    Gibson is rated the No. 27 wide receiver in the class and No. 182 overall. He has a chance to join with some of the more experienced junior college players to form a decent group of skill position players.

Wisconsin Badgers

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    Corey Clement, running back

    The Wisconsin Badgers are no stranger to running the football. Even with James White coming back, the departure of Montee Ball might leave some carries out there to be had.

    One player who could receive some of those carries is Corey Clement.

    Clement is rated the No. 7 running back in the nation and No. 71 player overall. He has a chance to be the next of the great Wisconsin running backs.

     

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