It was another great week in Week 9 of College Football, seeing players like Kenneth Walker, rise to stardom. Other guys like Aidan Hutchinson asserted their stock while some fell. We are now in the final stretch of the season and it’ll be fun to see what other names pop up from here on out. With that in mind, here are just some names to look out for in Week 10 of this College Football season.
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Sam Howell, QB, UNC
What is going on in North Carolina with Howell? It seems he’s fallen off the draft map when he’s really still a great quarterback. His name has disappeared in eyes of the fans, but something tells us that the scouts are still bought in on him. A big game against Wake Forest this week can get his name right back in the thick of things.
Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee
Two quarterbacks this week as both have huge games. Since winning the starting job, Hooker has been one of the best quarterbacks in the country. He has thrown 17 touchdowns with only two interceptions in the seven games he has had a role in. There’s starting to become a real consensus that Hooker is a guy who can make some noise in this year’s weak class. Something he should be able to assert this with a win against a ranked Kentucky squad.
Sincere McCormick, RB, UTSA
Coming in, we had McCormick ranked as one of the best backs in the country and he has yet to disappoint. He has rushed for 100-plus yards in six different games this season. Including a 184 yard and three touchdown outing verse Memphis. On top of that, he’s had three straight with 100-plus and is proving he should be in the top-tier of backs in the draft. This week, however, is his biggest game against UTEP. The Miners are the best team UTSA faces all year and McCormick has a huge opportunity here.
Calvin Austin III, WR, Memphis
Our fourth offensive player of the week, Austin is not someone who’s going to get top draft recognition in any right but could be a very nice back-end deep-threat receiver for an NFL team. He’s racked up 901 yards this year with eight touchdowns and averages a scary 15.8 yards per catch. He’s proved he can contribute nicely at the next level and should get to show out against SMU this week.
Sam Williams, EDGE, Ole Miss
Only one defensive player to feature this week, but he’s a good one. On a pretty subpar Rebels defense, Williams has shined so far this season. He has 8.5 sacks for the team and has forced three fumbles. Williams is a player who’s been consistent and underrated throughout his career but finally gets looked at now. It’ll be fun to watch him try and wrap up Malik Willis this week against Liberty.
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