Every prospect dreams of stepping on campus and being an immediate star for the college of their choice. Most, though, need a little bit of time before they become an impact player. Even many of the most touted prospects need a year of seasoning before they can think about seeing the field.

Who are some of the SEC’s touted incoming freshman that are candidates to spend a year learning their team’s playbook as a redshirt?

QB Blake Barnett, Alabama

Barnett is already on campus in Tuscaloosa, meaning he’ll be on the field for spring practices. That leaves the door open for him to push Jacob Coker and David Cornwell for playing time in 2015. More than likely, though, the nation’s No. 2 high school quarterback will do what Cornwell did last season: watch and learn. Cornwell, remember, was the No. 4 quarterback in the class of 2014, but spent the year behind Blake Sims and Coker. For as talented as Barnett might be, it would be a huge upset for a completely inexperienced quarterback to earn time on the field.

CBs Minkah Fitzpatrick and Kendall Sheffield, Alabama

Alabama is losing depth in the secondary, but not at cornerback. The Crimson Tide return both starting corners from last season. On top of that, one of the 2014 backups, Tony Brown, is a rising sophomore who was a five-star recruit, and one of his classmates, cornerback Marlon Humphrey, redshirted after coming in as a five-star as well. With that kind of talent and depth, it wouldn’t be a surprise for one or both of this year’s five-star corners to take a redshirt in 2015.

RB Damien Harris, Alabama

Not to make this column the Alabama hour, but just look at Alabama’s depth chart at running back. With a staggering amount of talent in the backfield, there’s no way Lane Kiffin can find enough carries for everyone. It makes sense to stagger the talent and save Harris’ debut season for 2016, when both Derrick Henry and Kenyan Drake will likely be gone.

DE Prince Tega Wanogho Jr., Auburn

When the 6-foot-8 Wanogho broke his leg playing basketball this winter, all the teams he had offers from called to let him know they’d be honoring his scholarship offers. While he should be physically ready for the season, the Nigerian immigrant is likely not going to be ready to step on the field. With just a year of football under his belt, the Tigers will want Wanogho to put on some weight, improve his skills and figure out what position he’ll play in a redshirt year.

QB Drew Lock, Missouri

Despite some inconsistency in 2014, Missouri is set at quarterback for 2015. Maty Mauk will be a redshirt junior, and there’s no question about who the starter will be. Lock, the No. 7 quarterback in the 2015 class, can follow Mauk’s footsteps by taking a redshirt to spend a year learning the offense. Mauk was ready to go as a redshirt freshman when James Franklin went down, and Lock should follow the same path.

QBs Jauan Jennings, Quinten Dormady, Sheriron Jones, Tennessee

Like Missouri, Tennessee is set at quarterback and has no reason to waste a year of their touted incoming signal caller’s eligibility. The difference, of course, is that Volunteers quarterback Joshua Dobbs will only be a true sophomore in 2015. Tennessee loses Justin Worley and Nathan Peterman from the 2014 team, so they’ll need at least one of the three freshmen to be on the active roster for depth purposes. The Vols would greatly benefit from redshirting two of them for future use, though.