The beauty of college athletics is that every year we see a mass exodus of talent with a whole new crop of guys ready to step in and take on the challenge. Trevor Lawrence can't stay at Clemson for 20 years like a Tom Brady can in the NFL, so it is always a revolving door of opportunities for young men all over the country.
Yet not all of 2020's great talent left for the NFL. There are top-level quarterbacks, playmakers, and defensive standouts who look to build on (or finish) their careers in a big way. With the NCAA's decision to offer an additional year of eligibility, we will see a more experienced season and more seasoned veterans on the gridiron this fall.
We will also, hopefully, see a normal season with limited cancellations and a full slate of games to enjoy (still hard to believe there was no Ohio State-Michigan last year). Figuring all of that in ... and the fact that all four playoff teams from last season losing their starting quarterbacks ... we could have one of the best and exciting seasons of college football.
Here are 25 of the most important players to know heading into the season.