Making the case: Tuitt burst onto the national scene as a sophomore in 2012, making many forget about Aaron Lynch after the other highly-touted class of 2011 end transferred to South Florida in the spring. Tuitt was an ESPN.com All-America this season, recording 12 sacks for the nation's No. 2 scoring defense, 13th-most nationally. He fell just shy of Justin Tuck's school single-season record of 13.5. He finished with 47 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, one pass break-up, one pass defended, nine quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles and one blocked kick. And, of course, there was his 77-yard fumble return for a touchdown in the opener against Navy in Dublin, when the 303-pound end looked more like a tailback, with no one coming near him. The scary part for quarterbacks on the Irish's 2013 schedule? Tuitt deemed this a "learning" year. He flew slightly under-the-national-radar entering 2012, as he missed three games his freshman season due to a missed class and mononucleosis, and did not play against Michigan. But he will likely have a very difficult decision to make if his 2013 production is anything like that of 2012, as Tuitt figures to be one of the nation's most-coveted prospects for the 2014 NFL draft.