National signing day and all it entails is under way across the country.
One thing we always like to do here at HP is list a few guys from each recruiting class who we foresee as future Heisman candidates.
Making this list is not as simple as checking off some 5-star players from the recruiting sites.
First off, I narrowed my list to quarterbacks, running backs and multi-purpose athletes. No matter what anyone says, you can forget about tight ends, linebackers or linemen winning the trophy.
Second, I looked at the abilities of the players in question. I asked: Do their skills translate to the next level? How quickly will they make an impact? Do they have the physical measurables and the intangibles needed to succeed?
Third, I ask how well do they fit into the system in which they will be playing? Does their future system produce the numbers needed to win a Heisman?
Let’s see what’s in store for this year’s class, along with a few of their highlights. I expect at least one of these players to make a strong run at the Heisman within the next two to three years. Here they are, after the jump: