Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 8/13/12
We’re heading into the backstretch of summer, and the start of the college football season is just a few short weeks away. Here’s a look at the preseason top 10 players of the Big East Conference:S Hakeem Smith, Louisville Last season, Louisville Cardinals safety Hakeem Smith showed a world of versatility on the football field, as he could line up in both safety positions or as an outside linebacker on any down. Smith’s best physical attribute is his closing speed on opposing receivers coming across the middle. He loves to separate the ball away from them with a vicious hit. The Cardinals' defensive coaching staff praises Smith’s work ethic, as his production gets better with each season. QB B.J. Daniels, South Florida Plenty of pressure is on the shoulders of South Florida Bulls quarterback B.J. Daniels, as this upcoming season is set up perfectly for a run at a Big East conference title. He’s heading into his senior year and everyone is expecting a breakout season from Daniel...
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