The class of 2013 will cease being freshman—or at least true freshman—in less than a month, making way for a new batch of youngsters to come in and take the sport by storm.
Before the national signing day rush approaches and sweeps us off our feet, though, we should take some time to acknowledge and duly assess the performance of 2013's first-year players.
Not every 5-star recruit on the 247Sports composite rankings stepped in and immediately earned playing time, with some fading to the background as rotational guys or sitting out the year for redshirts. But of the ones who did, some surefire future superstars emerged.
Here's a look at the class of 2013, position-by-position, to see how the top-ranked guys who earned playing time fared in their first collegiate season.