By Mike Davis-USA TODAY SportsThe NCAA has given the Ole Minniscans a full-court press on recruiting this season, with the No. 1 recruiting class entering its final year of eligibility.
But there are some big-name recruits who will have to wait until 2019 before they can sign with the Rebels.
Here’s a look at some of the key players that the Rebels will have on their roster in 2019.
Jameis Winston: The 2018 Heisman Trophy winner and 2017 All-American had a strong sophomore campaign, putting up 20.5 points per game, which was second-best in the nation.
He also finished third in the SEC in rushing.
But it’s the 2017 national championship game win, in which Winston led the SEC with 628 yards of total offense and scored 17 points.
That led to the Heisman Trophy, which Winston won.
He finished with a career-high 8,895 yards, which ranked second in the NCAA.
He’ll have to put up a lot of points this season to justify his selection.
He’s a big, physical player with an elite arm.
He’s going to be a major factor.
But you can’t just go out and pick him and just say he’s a guy that’s going be a big factor in our offense.
The numbers don’t lie.
You’re going to have to get some production from him.
He will get an opportunity to prove it and I know he wants to prove himself.
He wants to get the opportunity.
I’m excited about him, I think he’s going at a good pace.
He needs to be.
He can be a little bit better.
He doesn’t have the size that you might like, but I think his game is going to translate.
It will be interesting to see how much time he has, because he’s in his prime right now.
He just had a big year.
He had a good year for us.
I have faith in him and I’m excited for him to have a chance to play in the big game.
But he’s got to do what he can to improve.
He had a tremendous year last year.
His numbers are not where they need to be and he’s still got a lot to prove.
You can’t go out there and say he’ll have a great season and then be a top-five player in the country and be out of the conversation.
You’ve got to put a lot more work in and have a good season.
It’s tough to pick someone that has had a great year and now is just trying to do it again.
He hasn’t had a year like that in a long time.
But I think I’m very optimistic about him.
It is what it is.
It is what its going to take to get him to where he needs to go.
He is going through the same thing as any other player in this class, which is, I have to prove myself.
I have got to show everybody.
He has got to go out here and prove to everybody that he is who he is and that I’m a top 100 player in America.
You need to do your part.
The same goes for everybody else.
He is going out there to prove his worth.
But his whole life has been a challenge to prove to anybody that he’s what he is.
But to show he’s who he’s supposed to be, he has got a good chance to be in the Heisman conversation and he has to prove he’s really good.
It takes a lot out of him.
He did a great job at Alabama.
He was a special player for us and he was a great player.
He showed us how to run a spread offense.
He played good defense and he made a lot in the running game.
He can help us win some games and win some of those games he was great against Auburn.
He scored a lot against Auburn, too.
He made a ton of plays.
He does all the little things right.
It’s just a matter of how much work you put in and what you put into it.
He has a lot going on in his life.
He lives in Texas.
He goes to school in Florida, which he loves, but he’s from Texas.
That’s what it’s all about.
I think it’s a good time for him.
The way he’s been living his life is amazing.
I love him.
The way he is with family and what he does for the community, it’s so awesome.
He’ll have the chance to do that again and he’ll do that with a great team and a great football program.