College coaches want recruits who are going to be available every Saturday in the fall. They want players who are going to be tough, physical and who will play hard each snap at their position and, if asked, on special teams.
It's called being "durable," and if a recruit has a history of being hurt, not being tough, always having nagging injuries, taking plays off or not having great endurance, then he's not going to be attractive to college coaches.
This piece will look at 15 recruits who are durable players and how they will be durable in college. Being durable is not for every football player. Some choose to take plays off to make sure they stay as close to fresh as possible.
Other choose to go full tilt until the game is over. Every game. Like these 15 recruits.