It may only be April, and it is still just 2012, but talk is already buzzing surrounding the incoming freshmen class and their potential to transform college football in 2013. Yes, we are still waiting for both the good and bad 2012 will bring, but why not give it some hype before the season rolls around?
Whether or not these athletes can contribute to their first college football season will most likely depend on what happens in 2012 and who rounds up the top 25 and who takes home a national championship. But either way, any team can use someone with lots of speed, agility, common sense and expertise in the game.
Who couldn’t use someone like Ricky Seals-Jones out of Texas, a 215-pound wide receiver out of Texas, who is both threatening in his 6’2” frame and fast on the field? And what would any team not see in Eric Vanderdoes, a 6’4” 285-pound defensive end who can stop an attacking offense within seconds?
What most of these recruits possess is an extra dose of speed and a constant eye out for swift plays that will easily be shown daily on ESPN’s Top 10. Nowadays, college football is just a stop-start game; when will we get these unbelievable plays that keep cameras rolling and remain in our memories forever?
Linebacker Matt Thomas out of Florida is a pass-rushing machine, and then there’s Robert Nkemdiche, the number one prospect, who at 6’5” and 270 pounds is as fast as he is unstoppable. Can they give the fans what they want: shock, force, and less commercials?
Looks like 2013 is the year we get it all.