Freshman Focus 2 Haven't had much time this season to follow these guys but here are the finalists for this years award: USC - SS Jesse Golden Stats: 71 Tackles, 4 INTS, 2 Defl, 1 FF, 1 FR, 1 TD Synopsis: Jesse is having a huge season leading the defense in tackles by more than 20. He is the clear cut leader of a great defense ALREADY in his young career. He is also a ball hawker with 4 INTs and a Pick 6. A strong candidate for FOTY. VA Tech - WR Derwin Davis Stats: 36 Rec, 791 Yds, 7 TDs Synopsis: WR Davis was the number 1 WR recruit last season and is playing pretty well as a freshman. He is leading the team in receptions, yards, and touchdowns in a run heavy offense. However he has a huge 10 drops on the season. One too many rookie mistakes. UCLA- QB Robert Cannon Stats: 154/238, 2,293 Yds, 20 TDs, 14 INTs Synopsis: Cannon is having a great year at UCLA, leading the bruins to their best season in years finally being ranked in the top 25. He has some INT issues but when he is on, he is on. His last name fits him well. Bringing success to the UCLA offense, Robert makes a good case for FOTY. Texas Tech- WR Brad Roberts Stats: 39 Rec, 675 Yds, 7 TDs Synopsis: Roberts is having a great season as a Red Raider. He is leading the team in every WR category and only has an impressive 2 drops on the year. He is a steady target for QB Doege and looks to have a prolific career at Lubbock. Roberts is defiantly the most impressive freshman WR this year. Oklahoma- WR Mike Harris Stats: 40 Rec, 637 Yds, 5 TDs Synopsis: Anothe WR playing strong in the West is WR Harris of the Sooners. He is a great second option for the Oklahoma WR Corp with over 600 yards on the season. Also having catching troubles with 7 drops, something he hopes to improve on next season. Miami- WR Terrence Reid Stats: 46 Rec, 780 Yds, 9 TDs Synopsis: With perhaps the best WR stats in the freshman class minus the 4 drops, WR Reid is doing big things. He leads the passing attack with 9 TDs and always finds a way to be open even with his short size at 5'10. Another strong WR Candidate for FOTY. Miami- FS Erik Richardson Stats: 57 Tackles, 2 INTS, 5 Defl, Synopsis: Also playing some great football on the canes is FS Richardson. He is 2nd on the team in tackles and has made some great plays on the ball with 5 deflections. Standing at 6'0 he looks to be a leader off the Miami Defense in the years to come. Top 5 1. SS Jesse Golden 2. QB Robert Cannon 3. WR Terrance Reid 4. WR Brad Roberts 5. WR Derwin Davis Huge games coming up for some of these guys, we will see if the freshman will falter under the pressure or become young stars at their respective Universities.