Who could be coaching them up?

Ohio State's J.T. Barrett has shown in his development and mental makeup that he could one day lead a team as a head coach. Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Mark Schlabach's 2016 Way-Too-Early Top 25 has Alabama and Florida State in the top two spots, with Michigan and Baylor right behind them.

This spring, we've taken a look at everything from the biggest team question mark to the best future presidential candidate. Our latest inquiry: Using Schlabach's top 25, who is the future head coach on each team?

1. Alabama Crimson Tide

Shaun Dion Hamilton
If you already have Nick Saban as your head coach, you already have a leg up on the ways to run a program at a championship level. There are probably a few guys on this team who could grow into future coaching roles, but the junior linebacker might have the best coaching mold. Some call him the smartest player on the team and former defensive coordinator Kirby Smart even said he's the smartest guy he's ever coached. Hamilton is coming into his own more at linebacker, and he knows the ins and outs of the game well. A future in coaching wouldn't shock anyone. -- Edward Aschoff

2. Florida State Seminoles

DeMarcus Walker
Returning to Tallahassee for his senior season was the only the latest sign of Walker seeing the big picture. Since then, however, he has harped on his teammates in winter and spring drills to finish strong after a three-loss season. The FSU staff has always raved about his mature approach to the game and his football intelligence, and Walker has often shed excuses and described room for personal improvement, despite a huge 2015 campaign. -- Matt Fortuna

3. Michigan Wolverines

Jake Butt
Just a hunch here, and 6-foot-6 tight ends don't often end up as head coaches. Butt, though, has shown good leadership during his time at Michigan and has been outspoken of late on issues like satellite camps. He knows the game and has a commanding presence about him. -- Brian Bennett

4. Baylor Bears

Jourdan Blake
Some teammates might be more likely to enter coaching, but Baylor's Jourdan Blake has the pedigree. The sophomore defensive back is the son of John Blake, the former Oklahoma head coach and longtime college assistant. Jourdan grew up around the game and played QB in high school, so he's got the smarts. -- Max Olson

5. Clemson Tigers

Hunter Renfrow
Aren't most coaching stories of the rags to riches variety? It doesn't get much more cliché than Renfrow's tale, as he has gone from walk-on to cult hero at Clemson, earning a scholarship last season and catching a pair of early touchdown passes in the national title game. -- Fortuna

6. LSU Tigers

Corey Thompson
This would've been an easy question last year when Brad Kragthorpe, who has numerous high-profile coaches in his family tree, was a senior quarterback. Instead, let's go with Corey Thompson. The senior outside linebacker comes from an athletic family and seems to possess the temperament and intelligence that would make him a promising coach. -- David Ching

7. Oklahoma Sooners

Kyler Murray
Former Texas A&M QB Kevin Murray, the father of Aggies transfer Kyler Murray, has become a renowned QB coach in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Perhaps the electric Sooners QB will choose to follow in his father's footsteps when his playing career is done. -- Jake Trotter

8. Stanford Cardinal

Quenton Meeks
It's very possible that cornerback Meeks might one day follow in his father's footsteps. Aside from being a pretty darn good cornerback (three interceptions, 34 tackles last year), he has defensive knowledge coursing through his veins. His father, Ron, was the defensive coordinator of the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLI when they defeated the Chicago Bears. -- Kevin Gemmell

9. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

DeShone Kizer, Malik Zaire
Much like this duo's position battle, Kizer and Zaire are neck-and-neck in their understanding of the game and in their leadership abilities. Kizer's winning over of the locker room on a moment's notice last season as a redshirt freshman was uncanny. Zaire, meanwhile, has been studying the mental aspects of the game since he was in high school, and his resilience in going through three years' worth of QB battles -- in addition to recovering from a broken ankle -- has not gone unnoticed.. -- Fortuna

10. Ohio State Buckeyes

J.T. Barrett
Barrett was recognized as a key team leader even when he wasn't starting last season. Teammates look to him for inspirational words, and Urban Meyer has called him one of the best leaders he's ever had. Barrett's knowledge and charisma would translate well to coaching. -- Bennett

11. Houston Cougars

Tyus Bowser
The junior defensive end has an appropriate major: organizational leadership and supervision. He also has experienced quite a bit since joining the Cougars in 2013, playing regularly as a true freshman, experiencing the highs of 2015's 13-1 campaign as well as gut-wrenching losses and a coaching change. Beyond that, Bowser has also played on Houston's basketball team, so he has experienced different coaching styles across the different sports. All the lessons he has learned would serve Bowser well if coaching is what he wants to do later in life. -- Sam Khan Jr.

12. Tennessee Volunteers

Darrin Kirkland Jr.
The young linebacker might only be a sophomore, but his intelligence has already captured the attention of new defensive coordinator Bob Shoop. Not only is he growing as a player but he's one of the smartest players on defense and one of the fastest learners on the team. He adapted to Shoop's new defensive plan early, and people around the program say he has a very good mind for coaching in general. Someone with a high football IQ and a knack for learning on the fly and adjusting are requirements for coaching. Sign Kirkland up. -- Aschoff

13. Ole Miss Rebels

Van Jefferson
If you read his bio, you'll discover that Jefferson wants to be a meteorologist. Clearly, he has the charisma to be a head coach. But he's got the pedigree, too. Jefferson's father, Shawn, played 13 years in the NFL, and now he's the wide receivers coach for the Miami Dolphins. Shawn has been coaching in the NFL since 2005, making stops with the Detroit Lions and Tennessee Titans before landing in Miami. Will Van follow in his footsteps? -- Greg Ostendorf

14. Michigan State Spartans

Riley Bullough
Football runs in Bullough's family. One of his grandfathers, Hank, and his father, Shane, both played for the Spartans, as did older brother Max. Another grandfather, Jim Morse, played for Notre Dame. His uncle Chuck is defensive coordinator at Eastern Michigan, while Hank coached at Michigan State, in the NFL and the USFL. A coaching career certainly could await Riley Bullough one day if he wanted it. -- Bennett

15. TCU Horned Frogs

Ty Summers
The sophomore linebacker seems like he'd have a bright future in coaching when his playing days end, in part because he does know both sides of the ball. Summers played quarterback in high school before moving to defense in college, and late-season performances like his one against Baylor (23 tackles, including the game-clinching stop) proved he's sharp player and a quick learner. -- Max Olson

16. USC Trojans

Chris Hawkins
Coaches and teammates often talk about safety Chris Hawkins and his "cerebral" approach to the game. That obviously comes from a lot of film study. But he's also made the transition back and forth between cornerback and safety, giving him a firm grasp of coverages and tactics. -- Gemmell

17. Iowa Hawkeyes

C.J. Beathard
Beathard already has the bloodline: His grandfather, Bobby, was a longtime NFL executive who put together the Washington Redskins' Super Bowl teams. In his first year of starting in 2015, Beathard showed an innate feel for the quarterback position, likely because he grew up hanging around NFL team facilities. He could run his own team someday, too. -- Bennett

18. North Carolina Tar Heels

Mitch Trubisky
It's not enough that Trubisky's stated dream job is to own an NFL club or be a head football coach. Surviving consecutive years with just spot duty under center speaks to the kind of perseverance coaches rave about. Now Trubisky will enter his redshirt junior year as UNC's starter. He has good genes, too, as his father, Dave, was a Perry (Ohio) High quarterback three decades ago. -- Fortuna

19. Georgia Bulldogs

Mecole Hardman
It will be years before Hardman has to consider a career in coaching, but the No. 2 athlete and No. 48 overall prospect in the 2016 signing class has the makings of a good coach once his playing days are done. He has the athleticism to carve out roles on both sides of the ball and the work ethic and football smarts to someday pass along that well-rounded experience to players. -- Ching

20. Oregon Ducks

Taylor Alie
Quarterback Taylor Alie hasn't officially been switched to wide receiver, but he took snaps there during the spring and the coaches were showing Oregon's current crop of receivers his film on how to do it. He's got an extremely strong grasp of X's and O's. -- Gemmell

21. UCLA Bruins

Scott Quessenberry
It's often said that after the quarterback, the smartest guy on the team is the center. Quessenberry more than fits the bill. Not only can he make all of the calls from the line's anchor, he also has experience at playing other offensive line positions. Coaches praise his high football IQ. If football or coaching doesn't work out, perhaps surgeon might. Quessenberry missed all of last season after getting both shoulders operated on, but is expecting to play a strong role in 2016. -- Gemmell

22. Oklahoma State Cowboys

Jordan Sterns
The senior safety has all the traits of a stellar coach if he chooses to go down that road. He has a passion for the game, leadership traits, intelligence and is a terrific communicator. All you have to do is watch Sterns around his teammates to know he is the type of guy who excels at molding individuals into one efficient unit. -- Brandon Chatmon

23. Washington Huskies

Jake Browning
The obvious answer here ... and for good reason ... is the sophomore QB. He is football's version of a gym rat. He's got a strong head for the game and coaches are always raving about his commitment to film study. Not the required kind, but the kind you do on your own to get better. -- Gemmell

24. Florida Gators

Nick Washington
The junior safety is looking to create more noise on the field this season, but he already has quite the presence with his team. The Rubik's Cube-solving safety is a very good communicator with his teammates and coaches and also has a very high football IQ. Washington is increasing his leadership skills and juggling more this year with some losses in the secondary. More communication and more adaptation will only make him more of a coach on the field for the Gators. -- Aschoff

25. Boise State Broncos

Thomas Sperbeck
Another player with coaching pedigree is Sperbeck. Not only was he a first-team all-conference pick at receiver (setting Boise State's single-season record for receiving yards with 1,412), he's also the son of Marshall Sperbeck, a longtime junior college coach who went on to coach at Sacramento State from 2007-2013. -- Gemmell