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A Closer Look at the Freshmen

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The biggest question marks on the roster going into any season are the true freshmen. We have pretty strong opinions about their readiness based on high school film and scouting evaluations, but there are surprises every August. This year was no exception, with three members of this freshman class exceeding expectations. Read on for those names and a detailed discussion of redshirt/playing scenarios for the class.

Two years ago we were jolted by the ability of one-star signee cornerback T.J. Rushing in his freshman year, seeing appreciable playing time at a historically challenging position for Stanford.  Last year we were surprised in preseason camp by the performances of two-star signees Brandon Harrison and Nick Frank, which catapulted both into the playing rotation ahead of all expectations.  Last...

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