5 Top 2015 College Prospects Who Won’t Live Up to the Hype

5 Top 2015 College Prospects Who Won't Live Up to the Hype

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The 2015 college football recruiting class is a pretty stacked bunch of players, and they should make for some entertaining television in the coming years. This slideshow will look at some of the most hotly recruited players on both sides of the ball, and then also examine who will struggle initially at the next level. Sometimes the hype is just hard to live up to.

5. Calvin Ridley- WR Alabama Crimson Tide

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5. Calvin Ridley- WR Alabama Crimson Tide

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The wide receiver out of Monarch High School (FL) has made a soft verbal commitment to the Alabama Crimson Tide. I put him on this list because of how much depth that they have in Tuscaloosa, but he could prove me wrong his freshman season. Ridley might get redshirted as a result, and we will just have to wait and see.

4. Ricky Town- QB USC Trojans

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4. Ricky Town- QB USC Trojans

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Ricky Town is committed to the USC Trojans, and he might just be entering a crowded quarterback situation. His size (6-foot-4, 194 pounds) will help him at the next level, but it still could be a season or two before he starts for the team.

3. Shameik Blackshear- DE South Carolina Gamecocks

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3. Shameik Blackshear- DE South Carolina Gamecocks

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Shameik Blackshear is a 6-foot-4, 245 pound defensive end out of Blufton (SC). He should be a force in the college football game one day, but he might have trouble getting on the field during his freshman year with the South Carolina Gamecocks. The SEC is a super tough conference, and Steve Spurrier might force the young pup to wait for a year.

2. Kendall Sheffield- CB Uncommitted

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2. Kendall Sheffield- CB Uncommitted

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Kendall Sheffield has great speed (4.4 second 40-yard dash), but his size (6-foot, 165 pounds) is a concern at the next level. He is the fifth ranked cornerback in the nation according to Rivals, and he is being pursued hotly by the Florida State Seminoles and the LSU Tigers. He could end up at Missouri too; we will just to see where he commits.

1. Ronald Jones II- Oklahoma State

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1. Ronald Jones II- Oklahoma State

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Ronald Jones II has verbally committed to Oklahoma State, and my only question is whether he will be able to start right away. I am sure he will get some playing time as a freshman; however, he might not get as much as he would prefer. Just something to keep an eye one. The running back's size (6-foot, 185 pounds) will probably improve over the next year, and that would definitely help him see a bit more of the field.


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