Any coach will tell you the same thing.
College football staffs love having under-the-radar assassins, players they know perform at an elite level who strike at any moment but aren’t getting the same pub as others at their position nationally heading into the season.
It’s like holding a nuclear warhead in a location unbeknownst to adversaries, one lit fuse away from bringing a wave of terror.
Some of these guys are well-hidden at top-tier programs despite being at the top of the depth chart with impressive numbers while a few star at programs rarely given the spotlight in the national conversation.
For whatever reason, despite their proven play, they aren’t held in the same high regard at their respective positions and will use that as personal fuel this fall.
Here are college football’s 10 best players few are talking about entering the 2019 season, each potentially garnering All-American status at year’s end: