This year in college football, just like every year, a couple of big-name recruits -- Terrelle Pryor, Da'Quan Bowers, Cameron Newton -- have had big statistical campaigns. But at the same time, if you scan most of the award watch lists, there are a ton of guys who were not highly recruited putting up amazing numbers.
For this week's Top 10 list, I looked at under-the-radar recruits now tearing it up.
1. Justin Blackmon
Oklahoma State Cowboys WR
Normally, a team media guide may oversell an unproven player. For Blackmon's profile the OSU guide said: "Turned in a solid freshman season ... Displayed solid hands and the ability to make a play downfield ... Will be one of the primary threats for the Cowboys' offense in 2010." Hardly sounds like the entry point for what has proved to be one of the best statistical seasons by any wideout in college football history. The 6-foot-1, 207-pound sophomore leads the nation by a wide margin in receiving yards per game. Thus far he's got 84 catches for 1,430 yards and 16 TDs. This guy was ranked No. 139 by ESPN -- and that wasn't overall, that was just what he was ranked among receivers in his class.