Making bold predictions for upcoming seasons is always risky business. Turning that attention to players who have yet to see any playing time is even more dicey.
Nebraska football enters the 2011 season as the newest member of the Big Ten conference - with tantalizing thoughts of new foes, new stadiums and new traditions.
While the Big Ten landscape is relatively uncharted territory for Nebraska, there is a stable of new Huskers chomping at the bit to find significant playing time in this inaugural season.
Freshmen - both true and redshirted - have spent the majority of Spring practice trying to impress Head Coach Bo Pelini and the rest of the coaching staff, while trying to grasp the complexities of the college game.
Turning back to bold predictions, the following ten Husker newcomers (true freshmen or redshirt) will make an immediate impact in 2011.