At powerhouse college football programs, it usually takes a while for their top incoming recruits to hit the field. But there are always exceptions.
Some of this year’s blue-chip freshmen are positioned to make an immediate impact in 2018, whether it be as key role players or starters. Given the pedigree of some of these schools, there may be a few surprises.
Read on to find out which first-year football phenoms are bound to make a splash on Saturdays this year.
Note: Recruiting rankings and information courtesy of 247Sports.
Patrick Surtain Jr., cornerback, Alabama