Over the course of the next 10 weeks, as we continue to preview the 2013 football season, we will be bringing you a list of 10 prominent storylines to keep an eye on for the 2013 football season. Today we start with #10, the 23 newcomers.

Nick Newman

The class of 23 incoming freshman is the largest for the program since 2006. Anytime a team brings in this many recruits, they’re going to be a storyline to watch throughout the season. How many redshirt? How many contribute?

This class consist of seven 2-star recruits according to Rivals: WR Zac Parker, QB Stephon Masha, ATH Nick Newman, WR Justin Fritts, S Gary Sampson, RB Toddrick Macon, & RB Joshua Smith. The biggest stud of this group could end up being Nick Newman. Expect Newman to end up as either a linebacker or safety on the defense where the 6”4″ 210 lb athlete should do plenty of damage.

Dylan Brucki OL 6-5 295 Roanoke, Va./Cave Spring HS
Spencer Cook DL 6-1 260 Houston, Texas/Sharpstown HS
Avery Easton OL 6-2 275 Gainesville, Ga./North Hall HS
Justin Fritts WR 6-2 195 Charlotte, N.C./Vance HS
Ja’Ron Greene DL 6-2 295 Beaumont, Texas/West Brook HS
Justin Guillory CB 6-0 170 Beaumont, Texas/West Brook HS
Lucas Holder OL 6-5 270 Hillsville, Va./Carroll County HS
Michael Henderman OL 6-3 310 Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek HS
Tyrin Holloway CB 6-0 180 Humble, Texas/Atascocita HS
Leo Hunt, Jr. DL 6-0 285 Jacksonville, Fla./Eagles View Academy
Jesse Karnezis DL 6-2 260 Candler, N.C./Asheville HS
Todd Macon RB 5-10 210 St. Petersburg, Fla./Admiral Farragut Academy
Stephon Masha QB 6-1 195 Austell, Ga./South Cobb HS
Nick Newman ATH 6-4 210 Gainesville, Va./Battlefield HS
Zac Parker WR 5-10 175 Reston, Va./South Lakes HS
Dexter Robbins LB 6-0 210 Sevierville, Tenn./Sevier County HS
Gary Sampson S 5-11 190 Miami, Fla./Dade Christian HS
Blanchard Sanwouo OL 6-6 260 Orlando, Fla./Orlando Christian HS
Wesley Scott CB 5-11 185 Lorton, Va./Hayfield Seconardy HS
John Nick Setterlind ATH 6-3 230 Asheville, N.C./A.C. Reynolds HS
Josh Smith RB 5-6 175 Mansfield, Texas/Mansfield Timberview HS
Kris Wilson OL 6-4 310 Richmond, Va./Varina HS
Marc Wilson DL 6-3 245 Houston, Texas/Lamar HS