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Instant Impact

The 10 freshmen who will immediately make their mark

1 TERRELLE PRYOR, QB, Undecided—By scoring 36 TDs and throwing for 23 more last fall, Pryor scored nearly once every four times he touched the ball for Jeannette (Pa.).

2 JULIO JONES, WR, Alabama—The 6'4", 210-pound Alabama Mr. Football (right) from Foley High is the crown jewel of Nick Saban's top recruiting class.

3 DARRELL SCOTT, RB, Colorado—The St. Bonaventure (Ventura, Calif.) star, who ran for 2,433 yards and 33 TDs in 2007, will play a major role in rebuilding the Buffs.

4 A.J. GREEN, WR, Georgia—The lanky Summerville (S.C.) speedster finished his high school career at No. 2 on the alltime national list with 5,373 receiving yards.

5 PATRICK JOHNSON, CB, LSU—The one-time Miami commitment from Ely (Pompano Beach, Fla.) is a fast (4.47 in the 40), physical (6'1", 197) shutdown corner.

6 JERMIE CALHOUN, RB, Oklahoma—Next great East Texas back follows Adrian Peterson and Billy Sims to OU; in '07 he ran, caught or threw for 2,800 yards and 36 TDs at Van.

7 KYLE RUDOLPH, TE, Notre Dame—Five-star prospect from Elder (Cincinnati) is 6'7", 235 and can make the big play: He averaged 18.2 yards on 37 catches with 11 TDs last fall.

8 RAHIM MOORE, S, UCLA—The early commitment from Dorsey (Los Angeles) stuck with the Bruins through the coaching change; he's a playmaker with 21 picks in three years.

9 AARON WILLIAMS, CB, Texas—The 6'1" corner with 4.4 speed had 10 sacks and three interceptions for McNeil (Round Rock, Texas) in '07; he'll help a weak Longhorns secondary.

10 NICK PERRY, DE, USC—Versatile King (Detroit) star played as many as nine defensive positions and set the Michigan record with 36 sacks last fall.