The fast approach of national signing day means coaches everywhere will soon turn their attention to spring practice. Naturally, it means the former high-profile recruits take center stage in their attempts to launch successful careers.
More of those elite recruits seem to find their way onto the field as true freshmen.
There are, however, still players who sit out to gain experience in the college systems before embarking on careers.
Keep in mind, the last two Heisman Trophy winners—Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston—took home the award as redshirt freshmen.
This list examines the players most likely to make names for themselves by dominating spring practice.
Players were selected based on recruiting rankings, team needs, likelihood of seeing significant repetitions during spring practice and rave reviews from coaches.
Here’s a look at the SEC redshirt freshmen most likely to make an impact this spring.