Four weeks into the college football season, freshmen prospects have had more than adequate time to make an impact and show where they stand.
Not all freshmen were provided the same opportunity—some of the top guys had much harder roads to playing time—but through practice and fall-camp reports, all have been able to separate themselves from (or fade into) the pack.
Every one of them is still young. That's the beauty of being a freshman. There is still plenty of time ahead of them for improvement.
But for now, it doesn't hurt to take stock of how the top-ranked recruits have fared.
Note: The players graded are the top eight prospects from 247Sports' composite rankings; one player from outside the top eight who has stuck out; and one (very) superlative redshirt.