College Football Recruiting: Where Are Top 2014 Prospects Leaning?

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College Football Recruiting: Where Are Top 2014 Prospects Leaning?
Robert Nkemdiche was probably the biggest "lean" of all recruits in 2013. Via 247sports

In the wake of national signing day 2013, another year of tireless recruiting awaits coaches across the country.

While various recruiting sites work endlessly ranking the next batch of college-ready prospects, most universities have been building relationships with 2014 recruits for months, even years.

Whether through promises of success and grandeur or more personal measures, every coach has his own way of posturing recruits, as there's no sure-fire means of reeling in the nation's top talent.

That being said, it's obvious what many schools have to offer, be it location, conference, facilities, legacy, preparation for the NFL or any other potentially attractive quality.  This further confuses the decision process for impressionable 17 and 18 year-old kids, causing the chaos that epitomizes college football recruiting each year.

That being said, some prospects seem to have their minds made up before the process even begins. Those players are referred to as "leans" in the recruiting world, meaning particular schools have an outstanding chance of landing these recruits based on a number of factors, including those listed above.

In 2013, recruiting leans landed Robert Nkemdiche at Ole Miss, Thomas Tyner at Oregon and Kelvin Taylor at Florida.

Who are the biggest recruiting leans for 2014?  That's what we'll explore.

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