big 12 rookies to watch in 2017

Inexperienced, green and wet behind the ears are often terms to describe the “new guy”.  Each and every year in college football we see these new faces otherwise known as freshmen. These freshmen have been labeled by their star rankings coming out of high school that recruiting services provide for them. We see it every season, the guy who was a 4 or 5-star prospect coming in and doesn’t quite meet the expectations on the field or the 3-star guy who plays like a 5-star. What’s interesting about these new faces is that not all of them have walked the same path to get where they are today. Some players had to take the JUCO route because they were underrated or they had off-field issues coming out of high school. There are even some guys who spent the last 3 to 4 years at a school and then decided to make a change as a grad transfer.  No matter how they got here or the path they took, I am shining the spotlight on Big 12 rookies (2017 recruits, grad transfers etc.) for every school in the conference.

All rankings provided by 247 Sports

Kansas: 3 Star RB Dominic Williams (5’8-185) (Frisco, TX)

The 2016 Jayhawks were looking for that go-to running back and they think they may have found a long-term solution in Dominic Williams. Williams is a quick, shifty back who can make people miss in a phone booth (for those of you who still remember those). He is not only a threat to score in the run game but he is lethal coming out of the backfield catching the football as well. Though he may not be an every down back in Kansas, he may provide that spark during the game when called upon.


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