Spring football is a time for development, and no one needs that more than freshmen.
That's why they're so compelling to follow.
Early-enrolling high schoolers are the pinnacle, since to this point they are mostly unknowns. Even if they arrive with high expectations, there are no "sure things" in recruiting. Spring ball is their first chance to compete against college opponents.
Redshirt freshmen are fun to track, too. After spending one year with the scout team, they should be ready to make an impact. Those whom coaches praised for tearing up practice—and there are loads of them—get their first chances to back up the hype.
Here are 25 freshmen of both types to keep an eye on.