We're now through five weeks of the season, which has given us a better glimpse at the impact true freshmen have been able to make on their programs. While it isn't a clear picture of how their seasons will play out, we've had noteworthy standouts already in September.
1. S Caden Sterns, Texas
Sterns was an ESPN 300 prospect, ranked No. 39 overall, and was a big part of the Longhorns' 2018 recruiting class. He enrolled early and has already shown his value to this young team on defense. He leads the team in interceptions with three, ranks sixth on the team in tackles and has even blocked a field goal this season. His stats don't tell the whole picture, though, as he has already emerged as a leader for this defense, providing a much-needed spark on a unit that struggled last season. Sterns is a big part of why Texas is off to a 4-1 start and making noise in the Big 12.