While giving projections is not an exact science, we'll take our stab at looking at the prospects we feel Spartan fans will soon be cheering wildly for in the coming years.
PLAYING EARLY IN CAREER
Because of the departure of Le'Veon Bell we have to project Holmes will be given the chance to enter camp and compete for reps early in his career. At 6-foot1, 200-pounds, Holmes has been told about his chances for early playing time and is excited for the opportunity.
SOONER THAN LATER
We fully expect Finley to get some seasoning before being thrown into the fire. However, the future tackle will have to grow up quickly during his Spartans career as there will be an opening for him in the 2014 season to fight for a starting spot.
FIVE FUTURE STARS
Terry is everyone's easy pick because of his position. However, he has all the tools you look for in a high level player and could see his first chances of competing for playing time in 2014. We fully expect Terry to travel with the team during the 2013 season to get a feel for what is ahead.
Another Jones who has a chance to make Spartan fans very happy in the near future as he's got the talent to play all three linebacker spots and the athletic ability to play at a high level.
Pay no attention to his two-star non-ranking as Jones is a talent the Spartans coaching staff will know how to get the most out of. What was missing from the Spartans defense in 2012 was Jerel Worthy's quick first step that disrupted offensive line play. Jones has the same first step quickness.
Much like another highly ranked current Spartan (Max Bullough), Reschke has all the tools to play in the middle with smarts and toughness. He'll have some time to develop behind Bullough before being pressed into action.
While Powell doesn't get a lot of talk, he's been tested and has a great skill set for the Spartans to work with.