Leadership amongst the players is imperative for a football team to be successful. With so many players on the team, there has to be a handful of them that organize, inspire, motivate and make sure all players are pulling in the same direction.
Just because you're a great player or a 5-star recruit doesn't make you a team captain.
Respect has to be earned to lead, and one of the many qualities of earning respect is maturity. In this piece, I want to give you 12 recruits who I feel display certain qualities of potentially gaining respect on their college teams and developing into team leaders and captains.