Out with the old, in with the new.
There are numerous major college football programs around the country that are facing similar situations this spring: they must either replace a departed starting quarterback or decide to take a new route with another option.
Nowadays, true freshmen are having a greater impact on the game. With high school coaches shifting toward the modern college offensive approach over the last half decade or so, starting a true freshman quarterback just weeks after welcoming him to campus is becoming more prominent (and even advantageous).
Examples from the 2014 season are Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, Miami’s Brad Kaaya, and Texas A&M’s Kyle Allen, who all excelled with no time off jumping from varsity to FBS level competition.
Who will be the next group of true freshman quarterbacks to continue the trend? They’ll likely come from this list. Let’s rank frosh QBs with the best chance to start for their respective teams in 2015.