According to the BeamerBall.com Twitter account, six true freshmen are making a serious push for playing time in 2013. Though BeamerBall didn’t note which players, most are obvious, and we can make some educated guesses on the others.
CB Brandon Facyson (#31, 6-2, 188): Facyson is listed in a tie with sophomore Donaldven Manning at field corner. My gut tells me that Facyson will win the starting job, but either way he’s not redshirting. Facyson is definitely playing as a true freshman.
LT Jonathan McLaughlin (#71, 6-4, 313): Though he’s only a true freshman who has never played a college game, Jonathan McLaughlin has spent the majority of his college career as the starter at left tackle. He’s definitely playing this year.
NB Kendall Fuller (#11, 5-11, 193): Fuller is Tech’s starting nickel in passing situations, as of now. He’s definitely playing this year.
DT Woody Baron (#60, 6-1, 264): Baron exited the spring at #3 on the defensive tackle depth chart. Corey Marshall has pushed him down to #4, but he’ll still likely play as a true freshman unless r-freshmen Nigel Williams and Alston Smith – or r-sophomore Kris Harley – can beat him out.
WR Carlis Parker (#16, 6-3, 185): Parker has been getting all of his work at wide receiver this month. He has gone unmentioned until Beamerball announced that he’s been moved up to #2 on the depth chart. It doesn’t specify whether he’s tied with someone at #2, or if someone has been demoted to #3. At this point it appears that Parker could possibly...
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