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Recruiting Rewind Podcast: Prospects we can't wait to see

By Chip Patterson | College Football/Basketball Writer
The no-brainer pick for prospects we can't wait to see: Ole Miss defensive end Robert Nkemdiche. (US Presswire)

Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) joins me to review the 2013 recruiting class, which was finalized last week on National Signing Day. We aren't here to rank classes or tell you how many stars will come from the many stars in the scouting process, but instead hope to put recruiting in perspective and identify some of our favorite prospects for college football's future.

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Use the contents and timestamps below to navigate the episode. Feedback is always welcome: you can email podcast@cbsinteractive.com or find me on Twitter (@Chip_Patterson). Use the hash tag #EyeOnQ and we will use your question for the next Eye On College Football Listener Mailbag.

In The Podcast....

0:00 -- Putting National Signing Day in perspective. Tom and I dive into the many angles of National Signing Day, and recruiting in general. Why we should care about recruiting, but also a careful examination of what we should care about when it comes to recruiting. College football fans complain about the wall-to-wall coverage, but there are reasons National Signing Day has developed into the spectacle it is today.

5:10 -- Tom and I begin to run down our Power 5 Prospects to watch. These are not necessarily the best signees or even the ones that promise to make an immediate impact. Just the five players that have us anticipating their arrival to college game on Saturdays.

5:45 -- Michigan RB Derrick Green (247Sports Profile)

6:40 -- Arkansas RB Alex Collins (247Sports Profile)

9:30 -- Michigan DL Taco Charlton (247Sports Profile)

10:15 -- Virginia Tech CB Kendall Fuller (247Sports Profile)

11:20 -- Florida LB Alex Anzalone (247Sports Profile)

12:55 -- Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg (247Sports Profile)

14:50 -- Notre Dame LB Jaylon Smith (247Sports Profile)

16:05 -- Notre Dame DT Eddie Vanderdoes (247Sports Profile)

17:55 -- Ole Miss DE Robert Nkemdiche (247Sports Profile)

19:20 -- Texas A&M WR Ricky Seals-Jones (247SportsProfile)

21:45 -- Wrapping the show with some Big Ten talk. Urban Meyer recently caught some heat for criticizing the league's recruiting on the national level, but Tom points out that "there is a very large chasm" between Ohio Sate, Michigan, and the rest of the conference. We look at some of the teams below the fold and Tom identifies some instant impact signees from the 2013 class.

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