College Football Recruiting: 2014 Prospects Who Have Superstar Potential

Andrew Kulha@@AKonSportsSenior Analyst IIISeptember 10, 2012

Via 247Sports
Via 247Sports

It's never too early to start thinking about the 2014 college football recruiting class, and now that coaches have free reign to start talking to prospects and making offers, there are some big names recruiting fans will have to become familiar with.

We all want to know who's going to become the next star player in college football, and the 2014 class is going to offer quite a few potential superstars.

Let's take a look at a few of these prospects that have the potential to become huge players on Saturdays:

Sleeper: Mark Andrews, WR/TE, Scottsdale, Ariz.

While most might start with the guy many consider to be No. 1, I would like you to entertain the thought of a sleeper superstar right off the bat.

Ladies and gentleman, let me present you with a player that has caught my eye out of Arizona: 4-star receiver/tight end prospect Mark Andrews.

Andrews is just a Junior in high school, remember, but he's already an impressive 6'6'', 225 pounds, and one has to wonder if he's going to grow some more.

He has the size of a superstar NFL receiver or tight end. He's tall and big enough to be a huge mismatch against most corners or safeties, and he's quick and athletic enough to blow by any poor tight ends that have the unfortunate task of covering him.

He would be a mismatch in the NFL, so I can only imagine what he'll be capable of in college.

So far, offers have been made from Arizona State, Arizona, Michigan, North Carolina and Ohio State, among others.

Natural Talent: Sony Michel, RB, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

You'd be doing yourself a disservice if you didn't know running back Sony Michel, who is the No. 9 overall prospect for 2014, according to 247Sports, and the second-ranked running back.

Michel has a chance to be scary good, and that's putting it lightly. He's only 5'11'', 190 pounds, but he is a junior mind you, so he still has time to grow. What he does already possess is incredible agility and field vision, and that is something that will continue to get better as he gets more experience playing the game.

He's a natural runner and he's got juke moves that some NFL backs would be jealous of.

This is a very raw, very talented player that will only continue to get better with more playing time and coaching. By the time he's at the college level, i'll expect he'll be bigger, but he'll still have the same abilities.

Michel has a chance to be a superstar at the next level. Right now he's got offers from Miami, Alabama, Florida, Florida State and Notre Dame, to name a few.

Ball Hawk: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Birmingham, Ala.

There's one thing I believe you cannot coach a defender, especially defensive backs, and that's how to be a ball hawk.

Either a player just has a natural instinct to put himself in the best position to get the football, or he doesn't. You can teach fundamentals, but you can't teach football instinct, and that's what all ball hawks have.

Marlon Humphrey is a ball hawk, and at 6'1'', 175 pounds, he can be a very effective corner in college.

He's got elite speed, which allows him to get a good break when the ball is thrown, which in turn puts him in a great position to pick off the ball. He also utilizes downhill speed when it comes to meeting the ball-carrier at the line of scrimmage in the run game.

Humphrey is also a good enough athlete to be a huge difference-maker on special teams, as you can see in his highlights.

He's the type of natural playmaker that most college programs would love to have. So far he has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Michigan State, Mississippi State, North Carolina and Tennessee.

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