Sophomore Nick Brossette will vie for expanded playing time now that Leonard Fournette is no longer manning the LSU backfield.
While looking hard at Maryland, Alabama and a few Pac-12 programs will get spring visits from the defensive end.
High-profile transfers join their new teams with expectations already attached, but they don't always pan out. These are the players with the best chance to make an impact right away.
After just missing out on a playoff spot last year, USC and Penn state are among the teams looking to take the next step this year. Also in the mix? The Big 12 and Jim Harbaugh.
De'Mornay Pierson-El and Stanley Morgan Jr. started prepping for being Nebraska's veteran leaders at receiver before they were actually veterans.
Christian Kirk has evolved from hot-shot, big-play freshman in 2015 to being one of Texas A&M's leaders as the Aggies head into the 2017 season.
|North Carolina Central||8-0||9-3|
|North Carolina A&T||7-1||9-3|
|South Carolina State||5-3||5-6|
|North Dakota State||7-1||12-2|
|South Dakota State||7-1||9-3|