“We think, as coaches, we have a pretty idea of what's going to happen,” Gundy said. “We hope that that comes true, but we never really know until we get about a month into the season.”
Here's a breakdown of OSU's true freshmen who will play on offense or defense this season, as well as who could play.
Who will play
Wes Lunt, QB
Will become OSU's first true freshman starting quarterback since Tone Jones in 1993 when he takes his first snap against Savannah State on Saturday.
C.J. Curry, WR
Expectations were high for the big, physical Curry coming into fall camp, and he has kept his spot backing up Tracy Moore.
Blake Webb, WR
With injuries to David Glidden and Torrance Carr during fall camp, the speedy Webb got valuable reps.
Kevin Peterson, CB
Has already shown big-play ability and nose for the football.
Austin Hays, WR
Perhaps the biggest preseason surprise. Wide receivers coach Kasey Dunn has called Hays the most consistent freshman receiver.
Ashton Lampkin, CB
Another DB who has made most of extra reps while Devin Hedgepeth and Andrae May work way back from serious injury.
Who could play
Brandon Sheperd, WR
Has spent a good chunk of time running with the second team.
Victor Irokansi, DE
Explosive player off the edge; defensive coordinator Bill Young singled him out early in camp.
Jhajuan Seales, WR
A late bloomer in high school and sleeper of the 2012 class, Dunn has said Seales may have most potential of the five freshmen.
Trace Clark, DE
Intelligent player with great pedigree. Father, Stevan, played in NFL and brother, Zac, played at Oregon.