The 2013 college football season is fast approaching and in College Station, the Texas A&M football team is participating in summer workouts. There are a number of players who need to make big jumps this summer in order to become relevant in the coaches' plans for the season.
In college football, new recruits are brought onto campus every Fall. Last year's blue-chip prospects are replaced by the latest crop in a never-ending cycle of hope and optimism.
With the new additions to campus, there are always athletes from the previous recruiting classes who are passed up on the depth chart. They either did not develop fast enough, or were simply not as talented as the coaches had projected when they came out of high school.
These players end up spending their careers at the bottom of the depth chart, or transferring to another school in a search for playing time. There are multiple players on the Aggie roster who are in danger of falling into a state of athletic purgatory if they do not improve their performance in 2013.
This is a look at some players on the Texas A&M roster that need to step up their play in 2013, or risk being passed up and essentially forgotten in the future plans of the program.