Here are some newcomers to watch during the 2017 college football season.
ESPN has named a “newcomer to watch” for every top 25 in college football heading into the 2017 season. These are players you didn’t really see in 2016 but should see a lot of during the 2017 season.
Every team in Mark Schlabach’s 2017 Way-Too-Early Top 25 is returning proven talent and key contributors. But whether or not they will live up to their early billing will depend largely on the newcomers who will emerge during spring practices to fill the places of departed starters.
Using those rankings, here is the top newcomer to watch — incoming recruit, redshirt freshman or transfer — for every top 25 team.
You can view all 25 players ESPN has named here.
Check out the predicted top newcomers for the country’s elite teams – Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, etc. – in the slideshow below.