The true sophomore unanimous All-American became the nation's most decorated defensive player, winning the Lombardi, Nagurski and Bednarik awards.
That is the focus of this series. We'll run through each Pac-12 team and highlight a player who was low on star rating when he arrived on campus but became a critical guy.
Up next: Washington State
Two-star Scoob: WR Isiah Myers
Recruiting ratings: ESPN.com: one star; Rivals.com: two stars; Scout.com two stars
Recruiting analysis: Of the 16 players ESPN.com assigned a number grade (out of 100) to in his class, Myers' 67 was the lowest. In fact, only one player that signed with a Pac-12 school that season had a lower grade. He was ranked the 244th-best receiver prospect in the country and his evaluation included: "The biggest issue is his lack of overall speed and explosiveness. He just does not run very well and lacks the ability to be a big play threat both vertically and after the catch." His most noteworthy accolade appears to be a No. 32 ranking on the Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida Super 60 list.
On campus? As a true freshman, he caught seven passes for 76 yards before becoming an important piece the following year. He was a solid contributor over the next two seasons -- more than pretty much everyone had him pegged for -- with 79 receptions for 863 yards and seven touchdowns. As a senior he really blossomed. He finished the 2014 season with 78 catches for 872 yards and 12 touchdowns and finished his career tied for No. 45 on the conference's all-time receptions list.