Early enrollees are becoming a greater trend in college football, and the Big Ten is perhaps one of the leading conferences in this practice.
For those that enroll early, the chances of playing as a freshman increase dramatically.
Just look at Sojourn Shelton at Wisconsin this past year as examples of what can happen by enrolling early.
Shelton was one of the best freshmen playing defense in the Big Ten this past year and a lot of it had to do with the extra time, not just with the football program, but also in school period.
Of course, this practice isn't ending with the 2014 class, so as we begin to look forward instead of behind, here are a few of the early enrollees you should get to know and keep an eye on throughout the Big Ten.