Third-year coach Brady Hoke finally gets the traditional power back he needs to run his preferred pro-style offense. The 6-foot, 220-pound Green, Rivals' No. 8 overall prospect, is the Wolverines' highest-rated running back prospect in more than a decade.
6 Jarrett (Anu) Solomon QB
While there are five quarterbacks Rivals rates higher than Solomon, the 6'1", 202-pound Las Vegas native is facing a more favorable depth chart than any of them. A dual threat who won four Nevada state championships, Solomon will compete with 2012 backup B.J. Denker and USC transfer Jesse Scroggins.
7 Thomas Tyner RB
First-year Ducks coach Mark Helfrich plans to keep Chip Kelly's blur offense, so he needs a speedy tailback to replace All-America Kenjon Barner. The 6-foot, 200-pound Tyner, a native of nearby Beaverton, is known for his speed (state record in 100 meters) and durability (38 carries for 640 yards in a game last season).
8 LaQuvionte Gonzalez WR
Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin loves four- and five-receiver sets but loses three of last year's starters. Gonzalez, generously listed at 5' 10" and 160 pounds, can provide the same jitterbug effect as Heisman winner Johnny Manziel. Expect Sumlin to get him on the field and find creative ways to get him the ball.