Instant Impact: Five Players to Watch

Scout takes a look at five mid-year enrollees who could make an immediate impact...

Josh RosenUCLA
The nation's No. 1 quarterback recruit in the 2015 class enrolled in time to compete for the starting job that came open with Brett Hundley's departure for the NFL. Rosen will battle last year's backup, Jerry Neuheisel as well as Asiantii Woulard for the top job. UCLA returns 10 starters on offense, which could make it even more enticing for Rosen to be the starter, with the blow being softened with so many returners and only Hundley needing replacing.

Malik JeffersonTexas
The No. 1 rated prospect in the Midlands should have a great opportunity to show what he has in spring ball as the Longhorns did graduate some players at the position. Even if beaten out for a starting role he should contribute as an off the edge specialist.

Alex Malzone- Michigan
Michigan needs a quarterback and freshman Malzone already impressed the coaching staff with his mental toughness, and a good spring means he will start in the fall.

Deon Cain - Clemson
The next Sammy Watkins? Even better? Cain is a freak athlete who played quarterback in high school, but he will play in the NFL as a receiver. He still has the learn the position, but he is naturally gifted and when he had the chance to line up at receiver, he made it look easy.

Alvin Kamara - Tennessee
Signed with Alabama. Had some issues there before starring at Hutchinson Community College this last fall. He will make a big impact in Knoxville pairing up with Jalen Hurd.


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