College Football always comes out with some surprise players from the freshman class. Some were not the 5-star recruits but found their time to shine. Here is a list of true freshman that could excel next season. The list is in alphabetical order.
Eyabi Anoma– DE, Alabama- He may have trouble finding snaps right away but is too talented to stay off the field.
Cammon Cooper– QB, Washington State- Uncertainty and an untimely death has left the quarterback spot in limbo. Cooper has several state high records in Utah and could shake out as the starter on opening day.
J.T. Daniels– QB, USC- He is a California kid that graduated early and enrolled in January for the Trojans. He completed his high school career by throwing for 4,123 yards and 52 touchdowns.
Justin Fields– QB, Georgia- He will help Kirby Smart being on sidelines behind Fromm for two years.
Trevor Lawrence– QB, Clemson- This QB is ready to compete in an established program. The 6’5” Lawrence was superb as he threw for 13,908 yards and 161 touchdowns during his high school career
Lorenzo Linguard– RB, Miami – He will be a great third option for Canes.
Terrace Marshall– WR, LSU- He will inherit a starting spot on this team and can contribute immediately.
Micah Parsons– LB, Penn State- He will start and excel at middle linebacker. Look for him to become an edge rusher later in career.
Dorian Thompson-Robinson– QB, UCLA- He will get a chance to run Chip Kelly’s offense right away. He was highly recruited in high school as he threw for 3,275 yards and 38 scores and added 426 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground.
Justin Rogers– QB, TCU- Although hurt last season, he has good credentials from the 2016 season with 2,646 yards and 26 touchdowns and rushed for 566 yards and nine scores for the Louisiana high schooler
Justin Shorter– WR, Penn State- The Nittany Lions lost four of five receivers and this is a 5-star premium player.
Marquis Spiker– WR, Washington- He was the top scorer in California high school history.
Amon-Ra St. Brown– Wr, USC- He has potential to be a great wideout. He may get reunited with former high school quarterback.
Caden Sterns– S, Texas- He had 100 tackles and four interceptions in his senior year in high school. He will play safety and cornerback for Longhorns.
Patrick Surtain, Jr. CB, Alabama- Believe it or not, the Crimson tide is rebuilding their defense. This is the son of an NFL Pro Bowler.
Here is some other true freshman but this list is only quarterbacks:
Holton Ahlers, East Carolina
Brennan Armstrong, Virginia
Octavious Battle, USF
Carter Bradley, Toledo
Davis Brin, Tulsa
Emory Jones, Florida
Phil Jurkovec, Notre Dame
Adrian Martinez, Nebraska
Jordan McCloud, USF
Joe Milton, Michigan
Connor Noland, Arkansas
Spencer Sanders, Oklahoma State
Artur Sitkowski, Rutgers
Kevaris Thomas, WKU