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RecruitingNation provides some insight on two blue chip talents

Originally Published: April 4, 2014
By Travis Haney | ESPN The Magazine

Raekwon McMillanSteve Dipaola/NikeAs a senior, Raekwon McMillan had 35 1/2 tackles for loss.

KIDS GROW UP so fast these days. Redshirt freshmen are Heisman winners, and 19-year-olds are entering their final season of college football. So it's no surprise that coaches are penciling in early enrollees as starters before they even play a spring game. With some insight from RecruitingNation, we sized up two blue chips who have the talent to shore up a massive hole atop their team's depth chart.

• Joined ESPN as Insider's national college football writer in April 2012
• Previously wrote for The Oklahoman and The Post and Courier