Based on their high school pedigree and evaluations, combined with what they’ve done in the spring and summer –many as early enrollees — there are plenty of true freshmen expected to play in the SEC this season. Some will even take the field as starters right out of the gate.

Here are 10 of the best freshmen across the SEC, guys who should rank among the nation’s top 10 freshmen at their respective positions:

Najee Harris, Alabama

A 5-star prospect and arguably the best prospect in the country in the 2017 signing class, Harris showed he belonged in the spring game with 17 carries for 70 yards. But given the talented and crowded backfield, Harris might find himself lining up in the slot to get on the field.

Richard LeCounte III, Georgia

Kirby Smart’s first recruit at Georgia is credited with pulling together much of his recruiting class. There are reports that LeCounte has already practiced with the first-team defense following the injury to Malkom Parrish. LeCounte is a 5-star player, rated by 247Sports as the No. 2 overall safety and the No. 3 recruit from the state of Georgia.

The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder had the most tackles in the spring game.

“He’s growing up,” Smart told 247Sports. “He practices hard, and he’s physical. I’m glad he was here in the spring so he could be where he is now.”

Jamyest Williams, South Carolina

Williams’ best chance to make the field is probably as a nickel back. Getting the 4-star talent out of talent-rich Gwinnett County in Georgia was huge recruiting victory for the Gamecocks. He was the highest-rated player in USC’s recruiting class, considered the nation’s eighth-best cornerback by’s composite ranking system.

Isaiah Wilson, Georgia

The face of the program’s makeover along the offensive line, Wilson was viewed as a turning-point recruit in the most recent signing class. The 5-star prospect from Brooklyn, N.Y., is expected to get a chance to see playing time at tackle, and at 6-7, 345 pounds, he fits line coach Sam Pittman’s preference for big-bodied linemen.

Anthony Hines, Texas A&M

A 4-star prospect and among the top inside linebackers in his recruiting class, Hines is in line to start for the Aggies, with hopes he can reverse the recent reputation of Texas A&M’s linebackers. That makes Hines one of the most important defensive signees in the Kevin Sumlin era.

Maleik Gray, Tennessee

At 6-2 and 190 pounds, Gray played linebacker in high school at the Under Armour All-America game. But his presence at safety could help an area that struggled at times in 2016 for the Vols. He was rated a 4-star by 247Sports, the No. 78 overall prospect, No. 10 safety and No. 6 prospect in Tennessee.

Calvin Ashley, Auburn

The Washginton, D.C., native was the only 5-star player in Auburn’s class, according to 247Sports. Listed at 6-7 and 330 pounds, Ashley may play guard early in his career, but is expected to settle at left tackle. Though he’s missed some practice time because of an undisclosed injury, Ashley has been given every chance to be a part of the offensive line rotation.

Jerry Jeudy, Alabama

The wide receiver was MVP of the spring game after he made 5 catches for 134 yards. He’s drawn comparisons to established star teammate Calvin Ridley.

JaCoby Stevens, LSU

Stevens was an elite safety prospect when he arrived on campus, but depth issues at wide receiver caused the coaching staff to move him to offense. He played both positions in high school, and is capable of playing all the receiver positions, but will likely see most of his time at slot. Stevens, at 6-2 and 216 pounds, was the nation’s top safety prospect of 2017, and the No. 2 overall prospect in the state of the Tennessee by 247Sports.

Jhamon Ausbon, Texas A&M

Ausbon has a realistic shot to make an impact simply because of numbers. The Aggies are trying to replace four of their top five receivers from last season. His 6-2, 200-pound build is noticeable immediately, and Ausbon was rated a 4-star by 247Sports, the No. 29 wide receiver and No. 75 overall prospect in the nation. He’s already drawn comparisons to the likes of Robert Ferguson, Jeff Fuller, Mike Evans and Josh Reynolds.