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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