February 16, 2009

Five freshmen who will make an immediate impact

No. 5 - Wide receiver/Safety Willie Downs*
Hometown / School:
Tallahassee, FL (Godby)

Height / Weight: 6-2/195

Forty Time 4.48

Ranking: 4-star, No. 3 rated athlete

Notes: Whether Downs starts out at receiver or safety, it's a good bet that he will make an early contribution. He is the definition of a play-maker and has a knack for always being around the football. While he is an accomplished receiver and would play some as a freshman, with no returning free safeties on the roster, starting out in the secondary might be his quickest path to immediate playing time.

High School Stats/Accolades - Senior: 68 catches for 1,035 and 14 TDs. / U.S. Army All-American

* Assuming Downs academically qualifies.

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