Three Impact Freshmen: Offense

Each year there are freshman players who make an impact on the field. Here are three potential players on offense who could break out this season in the Big Ten.

Coaches will always find ways to get game-changing players on the field and 5-foot-11, 178-pound James Louis is just that.

The dynamic Ohio State wide receiver can impact a game with the ball in his hands in several ways. Whether he gets the ball at wide receiver, on hand-offs, or on special teams, opposing coaches will have to be wary of his ability to score from anywhere on the field.

With the departure of wide receiver Duron Carter in the off-season, playing time will be available if Louis can grasp the intricacies of playing wide receiver in college.

Ranked as the second best tight end in the country last year by Scout.com, C.J. Fiedorowicz has the talent to push for playing time this season for the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Blessed with prototypical size at 6-foot-7 and 240 pounds, it's easy to see why he could create mismatch problems for opposing safeties and linebackers.

Fiedorowicz should see playing time based on his athleticism and ability to catch the football, he could be a star if he learns how to use his size to punish defenders in the running game.

In June, Illinois head coach Ron Zook named redshirt freshman Nathan Scheelhaase the starting quarterback for the upcoming season.

The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Scheelhaase impressed the Illini coaches this spring with his leadership, command of the offense, and performance throughout various team scrimmages. With quarterback being such a demanding position, getting the starting nod as only a redshirt freshman displays the type of confidence the Illini coaches have in Scheelhaase.

After winning only three games last season, the Illini aren't expecting Shceelhaase to transform the Illini attack but he will get the opportunity to gain invaluable game experience this season. Scheelhaase's development as a quarterback over the next few years will be enjoyable to watch.

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