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August 11, 2007
The sleepers: From anonymity to stardom
Those three running backs were selected as the top three preseason sleepers by Rivals.com last summer before they went on to achieve stardom at their respective schools. Hill performed so well last year that Rivals.com named him the national freshman of the year.
Instead of quitting while we're ahead, we've decided to press our luck by putting together our favorite sleepers for the 2007 season. Only this time, instead of merely mentioning our favorites in a top-10 list, we've put together an entire team full of sleepers.
Before we unveil our list, however, we ought to mention exactly what defines a sleeper. We wanted to mention potential impact players who filled all the following criteria:
All the players who made this team haven't received much attention in the past, but we have a feeling that's about to change.
Steve Megargee is a national writer for Rivals.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.