Dre Kirkpatrick and the heroes of spring 

May, 19, 2010

Each year during spring ball, a bunch of players will invariably enter as question marks -- only to emerge from the 15 practices as guys the coaching staff, their teammates and their die-hard fans are buzzing about. Some are developmental players who finally are ready; others are former elite recruits now seasoned. For some others, the light just went on. This week's list: the 10 breakout players of the spring. (Caveat: I'm not including early-enrollee freshmen since we spoke about them weeks ago).

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