Name: Sammy Faustin
Weight: 187 lbs.
High school: Naples (FL) Naples
Class: Redshirt freshman
Jersey number: #17
Last year: I ranked Faustin #93 and said he would redshirt (LINK). He redshirted.
TTB Rating: 76
Faustin was raw coming into 2018. He had some injury issues in high school and played cornerback, when he was almost certainly bound for safety. That made him a virtual lock to redshirt.
Now Faustin is in a bit of an odd spot. The coaches reportedly think highly of him, but there are already players entrenched or expected to contribute ahead of him. Josh Metellus, Brad Hawkins, and J’Marick Woods are established players ahead of him, while Jaylen Kelly-Powell has a little playing time under his belt and 5-star Daxton Hill is expected to jump ahead as soon as the practice pads go on. Some of those players will start to filter away after 2019 (Metellus to the NFL, Hawkins/Hill/Woods perhaps to Viper), but right now Faustin will have to bide his time as a little used backup.
Prediction: Backup safety, special teamer