This year college football will get some familiar names out there to help bolster the air waves. The names alone will let you know that these guys are pretty good, but they haven’t really proved anything yet. I say this because they have just enrolled in college and even though their dads may have been great, it doesn’t guarantee that they will be spectacular as well.
The first recruit that everyone should get familiar with is Barry Sanders, Jr. This kid has the gift that his dad possessed but he is a little bigger and faster. That is scary when you think about it but it’s real. Sanders has a rare mix of speed and power and he will help transition into the lead role at Stanford as Stepfan Taylor has decided to return for his senior season giving Stanford the best one – two punch at running back that we have seen since possibly Thurmon Thomas and Barry Sanders at Oklahoma State. Take a look at what the young Sanders has to offer.
Another player you need to know is Mario Edwards Jr. You guessed it, he is the son of Mario Edwards who made his name as a defensive back for the Dallas Cowboys. Mario Jr., will be on the defensive side of the ball but he won’t be locking down receivers. Instead he will be pinning down quarterbacks. Mario Jr. will be holding down the defensive end position at Florida State. In fact some would argue that he is the best player in this class and everyone is excited to see him play. He may be big but he moves with speed, power, and grace as he dominates the talent in front of him. Check him out.
The next player you need to know about is Chad Kelly. You recognize the last name as his uncle Jim Kelly quarterbacked for the Buffalo Bills for many years leading them to four straight Super Bowls. Chad Kelly is a freakish sized quarterback with a cannon. He is more of a gun slinger and likes to put the ball into tight areas. He will get a chance to showcase his skills a little but it will be hard for the quarterback to see a lot of action as Tahj Boyd returns this season for Clemson as well. It’s never a problem to have two good players at one position so Tigers fans will be excited as speculation builds up on Kelly. Take a look at what he has to offer.
The third player that everyone should know is Trey Griffey. I know what you are thinking… This can’t be Ken Griffey, Jr’s. kid. Yes it is. Trey Griffey had to choose between the two sports and he chose football. It made sense simply because he was an All American wide receiver and he will be showcasing his skills at the University of Arizona next season. I suspect he will be an instant fit and will work well as the third receiver on the Wildcats roster. Take a look at what Trey has to offer.
The final player on the list is the one everyone is going to have to wait a year for because he has opted for a year of prep school Deion Sanders Jr. will be showcasing his talent at the Atlanta Sports Academy next year as he gets eligible to play division 1 college football. This is probably a blessing in disguise as Sanders is a little under sized at cornerback and needs to grow and gain a little weight. One thing he did get was his father’s foot-speed as he is a blur on the field. Another year of school and a year to grow will only help the young Sanders get to the level he needs to take on the big receivers he will face on the next level. Take a look at what DJ has to offer.
Each of these guys brings something to the table and even though we know their names already, they still need to make a name for themselves.
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