Freshman focus: New guys turning heads 

September, 12, 2012
Bri'onte Dunn Kirk Irwin/Getty ImagesFreshman running back Bri'onte Dunn should see an increased role on Saturday against California due to injuries to other running backs.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Playing time is already on the rise for a few Ohio State newcomers.

The Buckeyes even plugged one true freshman in for a surprising start on the defensive line against UCF, starting Tommy Schutt, and another could be in line for first-team work in the offensive backfield, as Bri'onte Dunn is currently on top of the depth chart.

Granted, those two moves are products of injuries, but Urban Meyer hasn't hesitated to thrust some responsibility on his young guns quickly -- and these guys made big impressions in the latest win.


  • Position: Running back

To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

Scene and Heard: Top 10 Predictions
In a conversation with ESPN's Antonietta Collins, national recruiting reporter Gerry Hamilton breaks down the recruiting momentum building at Auburn and offers predictions for where the top 10 recruits will commit.Tags: Trenton Thompson, Kerryon Johnson, Jeffery Holland, Martez Ivey, Torrance Gibson, Cece Jefferson, ESPN 300, RecruitingNation, high school football recruiting, Gerry Hamilton