2015 Awards predictions 

January, 31, 2012
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Johnathan GrayDavide De Pas for ESPN.comTexas RB commit Johnathan Gray has Heisman-caliber potential.


As national signing day unfolds Feb. 1, ESPN.com's RecruitingNation will size up the talent in the 2012 class. But who will be household names as college seniors? The Mag asked RN's scouts to project the favorites for the top awards -- if these guys aren't already playing on Sundays.

Here are some awards Longhorns fans can look forward to in 2015:

HEISMAN

RB Johnathan Gray, Texas Longhorns

2012's top back set the national record for career rushing touchdowns (205) at Aledo (Texas) High using a blend of speed (4.53 40), power (5'10", 205 pounds) and vision. "He'll remind UT fans of Ricky Williams," says RN recruiting coordinator Billy Tucker.

Runner up: QB Ford Childress, West Virginia Mountaineers

This 6'4" gunslinger from Houston's Kinkaid High (3,588 yards, 47 TDs, 5 INTs as a senior) enrolled early to get a head start on Dana Holgorsen's Air Raid offense.

DOAK WALKER (Best running back)

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