Which Miami Hurricanes true Freshmen are most likely to start in 2018?

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 30: De'Andre Wilder /
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Navaughn Donaldson was a Freshman All-American at right guard in 2017. He started 10 of Miami’s 13 games. There is a chance that Donaldson moves to left tackle in 2018.

Freshmen guards Deloine Scaife and Cleveland Reed could push to be starters this fall. The greater likelihood is that one of the returnees on the offensive line replaces McDermott and Darling upfront.

The line will likely do a lot of blocking for Freshman Lorenzo Lingard. Travis Homer nearly ran for 1,000 yards this season but should be pushed for carries buy Lingard.

Camron Davis is another Freshman to watch in the backfield. Lingard is Miami’s first five-star player since Chad Thomas enrolled four years ago. He could unset Homer as the starter at running back.

Kicker is the one position that Miami is guaranteed to have a Freshman starter. The Hurricanes bring in three-star kicker Bubba Baxa and walk-on Camden Price.

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The continued infusion of talent that Richt and his staff have landed are impressive. Storm ’18 is the Hurricanes best class in ten years. Even with that, Miami shouldn’t have to rely on Freshmen as much as when the Hurricanes had three Freshmen All-Americans during Richt’s first season in 2016.