Spring football in the Pac-12 is a time for buzz to be created and for fans to read about actual football being played, even if it's only on a practice field.
Then the reports start coming out and all of the excitement starts to slowly fade as coaches talk about how they're "improving" and how so-and-so "is really starting to put it together." In other words, it's the same old song and dance until the real games begin.
One thing you can count on, however, is a few new faces to emerge as viable contenders for playing time in the fall. Oftentimes, that involves the freshmen, both first- and second-year players, who are too good to be ignored.
So, which freshmen will have the most impact this year? Can someone duplicate the defensive efforts of Myles Jack, or will another back be as successful as Thomas Tyner was in his first season?
Here are five players who could earn starting spots in fall camp.
All recruiting info via 247Sports.