Rivals put out a list of some of the top walk-on performers in the country last season. Not surprisingly, Jordan Kovacs was on the list.
I wouldn't be surprise to see Kovacs start again in 2010. And I don't think that would be a horrible thing. He performed pretty well as a free safety. He's limited physically, which is one of the reasons he played poorly when he played strong safety (Illinois, for example) or had deep coverage (PSU, for example). Plus he was only a redshirt freshman.
At some point in his career, Kovacs will likely get passed by somebody more gifted athletically, such as Mike Williams, Carvin Johnson, or Marvin Robinson. But neither of those freshmen enrolled early, so they've only got this summer to catch up to or surpass Kovacs and Williams.