Yes, I think that Byron Cowart's breakout performance will fuel his confidence and give him the kind of career that most people thought he was going to have from the beginning. He is a very talented player on a good team, and I think he'll end up in the NFL one day.
Auburn is one of the more successful teams in college football. Their number one recruit Byron Cowart will prove to be a top pick and have a successful career in the Auburn program. As the season moves on the opportunities for Byron to make his mark will appear and he should easily be a contender for player of the year.
Yes, he will go on to have a productive collegiate career because he has too much talent and it is too early to determine he will be ineffective. Everyone should be given at least a season or two before the judgments are made. There is no reason we should jump to conclusions.
People who peak so early in high school typically do not do so well once they enter the college world. Success on the high school field where the stakes are lower and the players are not as good does not neccesarily translate to the rough and tumble world that is college football.