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Son of fresh faces

Posted on: July 6, 2010 11:38 am
Edited on: July 7, 2010 12:47 pm

Friday I offered up 10 fresh faces to watch for 2010. Here are 21 more ...

Nick Becton, OT, Virginia Tech -- This sophomore replaces three-year starter Ed Wang at left tackle.

Kolton Browning, QB, Louisiana-Monroe -- Redshirt beat out senior Trey Revell.

Clemson quarterbacks -- Depending on whether Kyle Parker signs a major-league contract. That means either fifth-year senior Michael Wade or redshirt freshman Tajh Boyd will take over.

Michael Dyer, RB, Auburn -- Alabama-Auburn is heating up again. Gene Chizik landed a top five recruit to go with new quarterback Cameron Newton.

Vidal Hazelton, WR, Cincinnati -- Transfer from USC could take over for Mardy Gilyard as the go-to guy.

Brandon Jenkins, DE, Florida State -- The progress of Florida State's defense under Mark Stoops will be one of the biggest stories going into '10. This redshirt sophomore is starting at rush end, a glamour position.

Skylar Jones, QB, Wake Forest -- Takes over for Riley Skinner. The junior won the job in the spring after not throwing a pass last season.

Logan Kilgore, QB, Middle Tennessee -- Transfer from Bakersfield (Calif). College, threw for 322 yards and two touchdowns in the spring game. Dwight Dasher is the man but Kilgore could be the next man.

Dan Mason, LB, Pittsburgh -- Pittsburgh's starting middle linebacker has been All-Big East first team each of the last five years. Will Mason make it six in a row as a sophomore?

Lamar Miller, TB, Miami -- With Graig Cooper rehabbing a knee hurt in the bowl, this homegrown redshirt freshman could be a savior.

Jason Peters, DE, Georgia Tech -- Al Groh was hired to install the 3-4. There is more pressure on the ends in that alignment. Peters was one of the stars of the spring.

Tydreke Powell, DT, North Carolina -- Overshadowed on one of the best defenses in the country.

Ryan Radcliff, QB, Central Michigan -- If you're asking who will replace Dave LeFevour, this is the guy. The redshirt sophomore threw 21 passes last season.

Robbie Rouse, RB, Fresno State -- This sophomore is replacing NCAA rushing leader Ryan Mathews in the Central Valley. Runs like Jacquizz Rodgers with similar measureables -- 5-foot-7, 185.

Rutgers Super Sophs -- Six-foot-five quarterback Tom Savage threw for 14 touchdowns as a freshman. Receiver Mohamed Sanu (51 catches) is one of the fastest players in the game.

Nathan Scheelhaase, QB, Illinois -- Redshirt freshman from high school power Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst was named starter by Ron Zook in the spring. Dual-threat guy needs to jump start Illini offense.

Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia -- For the first time in five years, the Mountaineers don't have an experienced quarterback returning. Smith could be great (65 percent on 49 passes in '09) but will have to come back from a broken foot in the offseason.

Josh Snead, TB, Duke -- Early enrolling freshman is a home-run hitter for a program desperate for a bowl.

Tino Sunseri, QB, Pittsburgh -- The Panthers always seem to be a quarterback away from doing great things. Coming off a 10-win season, Sunseri could be the difference in Pittsburgh getting back to a BCS bowl.







Since: Jul 18, 2010
Posted on: July 18, 2010 4:40 pm

Son of fresh faces

I see Vidal Hazelton #7 on the Cincinnati Bearcats being a 1st round pick. By far he is the BEST receiver I've seen. Obviously he has not played for 2 years. But the NFL Scouts don't buy the hype. They will do the homework and see that this guy is the real deal. He is a very physical player. Reminds me of Anquan Boldin and Blocks like Hines Ward. Those who have seen him knows he is a contender that will move up draft boards. Believe it or not. This guy was ranked higher than Percy Harvin, Matt Stafford and a number of high profile players coming out of high school. According to Mike Farrell and Bob Litchenfel of both Rivals and He was the best WR at the 2006 Army All American game. Percy Harvin, Tim Tebow, Mathew Stafford, Chris "Beenie" Wells, Gerald McCoy and Andre Smith all played in that game. Hazelton was ranked the #1 WR in the Nation by and the # 3 player overall by ESPN in 2006. This is not by coincidence. Several reputable football authorities saw the same things in this playmaker. I see great things for this NFL prospect. DJ Woods is another player that people are sleeping on. He will rocket up draft boards as well. Hazelton is definitely helping the UC recruiting.

Since: Jul 8, 2010
Posted on: July 8, 2010 11:54 pm

Son of fresh faces

Mentioned earlier was Cam Newton who is a rough, lesser version of Vince Young. With time he will be the catalyst (if he can figure out how to throw a 10 yard pass under 100 miles an hour )  Michael Dwyer is the future but alot of people have forgotten about Mario Fannin. He will make his presence known this year. I have watched him since he was a freshman & he has done it all. The weight is on his shoulder along with Onterio McCalebb,who is about to turn it up.  I personally saw that Neil Caudle was a better QB than Cam but thats why I work in a cubicle. Next year if Cam skips the NFL then he will be a preseason hype & well worth it.  Thats if Gus doesnt get a head coaching job....Just my 2 & half cents

War Damn Eagle

Since: Jun 22, 2008
Posted on: July 6, 2010 4:46 pm

Son of fresh faces

Rutgers Super Sophs -- Six-foot-five quarterback Tom Savage threw for 14 touchdowns as a freshman. Receiver Mohamed Sanu (51 catches) is one of the fastest players in the game.

I wouldnt say Sanu is one of the fastest in the game.... Hes just incredibly strong and quick, not necessarily fast

Since: Mar 24, 2010
Posted on: July 6, 2010 2:44 pm

Son of fresh faces

Sounds like you really like Spitt for some reason

Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: July 6, 2010 1:39 pm

Son of fresh faces

i can only assume that DD is referring to new Chicago Bears QB Dan LeFevour from Central, no respect for a former Brian Kelly recruit...

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