With fall camp slated to start in a week, coaches will try to get their team ready to match their fans expectations. First if you missed it yesterday, here are the five coaches that we believe are on the hot seat.
Now here are 10 true freshman that I think will have an immediate impact this season.
Fournette is considered the number one RB in the class of 2014 and ESPN considers him the number one player in the class. With Jeremy Hill leaving early for the NFL and with LSU breaking in a new QB, the running game will be the primary focus this season. That means Fournette will get plenty of opportunities to carry the football this season.
Peppers is considered the number one DB in the class of 2014. There aren’t many defensive backs that have the size and speed that Peppers has. Peppers will more than likely be an opening day starter for the Wolverines and the fans have big expectations for him.
At 6’5 247 pounds, Garrett is a long athletic DE who can sack the quarterback with the best of them. Some recruiting sites believe that Garrett is the best DE in the class of 2014. With the problems the Aggies had on defense last season, Garrett can at least help the Aggies pass rush.
Robinson is considered the number one OL in the class of 2014. Expectations are already high for Robinson as fans expect him to start from day one. With some key departures from Alabama’s offensive line, the door is open for Robinson to make a move especially since he enrolled early.
One of the reason why Mike London is still at Virginia is because of this young man right here. At 6’2 209 pounds, Blanding has the size and speed to be an impact player this season for the Cavaliers.There is no doubt that Blanding will be asked to start on day one for a team who needs an upgrade in talent.
With the injury to Eddie Jackson, most Alabama fans expect Brown to be in the mix come this fall. Brown, who runs track for Alabama, is lighting quick and very fast. If Brown can stay out of trouble, I expect him to be a starter at some point during the season.
With the loss of Marcus Roberson and Loucheiz Purifoy, the door is wide open for Tabor to come in and start right away. At 6’1 190 pounds, Tabor has the size to stand up against some of the bigger WR he will face in the SEC. By seasons end, Tabor and Vernon Hargreaves could be the top DB duo in the SEC.
With Odell Beckham Jr and Jarvis Landry gone to the NFL, wide receiver is a big question mark heading into the season for the Tigers. Fans expect big things from Dupree who is considered the number one WR in the class of 2014. Dupree already has great size and deceptive speed. He will be counted on a lot to help the passing game this season.
With Tajh Boyd gone to the NFL, most Clemson fans hope that Watson will take over at QB at some point in the season.Watson is considered the top dual threat QB in the class of 2014 by most recruiting services. If Thomas can stay healthy, he will have a chance to be the ACC Freshman of the Year when it’s all said and done.
There has already been talk in Knoxville that Malone might be the Vols best WR already. Fans were raving about Malone during the spring and believe that he will carry this momentum into fall camp. I think the Vols are going to try to get Malone touches anyway they can.