The Texas A&M football team is going to need multiple freshmen to step up and make big contributions immediately in 2013 if it wants to have a successful season. Aggie fans may be surprised by which freshmen are ready to play for the Maroon and White when the season starts.
College football recruiting is an industry unto itself. With various websites, television and radio broadcasts discussing and projecting the success of 17-year-old kids in college and beyond, it has become a year-round pursuit.
These "pundits" assign an arbitrary value to each recruit. Those values are then repeated so much in the media and Internet forums that people accept them as fact.
Both started at quarterback for their respective teams as freshmen and were difference-makers. They were recruits who surprised with their performance early in their careers.
This is a look at the members of the Aggies' 2013 recruiting class who may surprise in their first year.