The trendy thing to do as a recruit these days is to make an early decision and commit to a school. I have a few theories as to why early commitments are becoming the norm in college football recruiting.
For starters, schools are offering more and more junior prospects scholarships and building relationships with them sooner. In turn, recruits are more comfortable with coaches earlier in the process and are committing sooner.
My next theory is that coaches are using the "if you don't commit now, we might not have any room for you later" line more and more. So recruits are almost getting pressured into committing early.
My last theory is that recruits find it cool these days to show up at camps and combines in the summer with their committed school's gear on. Recruits also may actually enjoy recruiting for their future schools, a la Shane Morris last year.
Whichever theory you may agree with, the following five prospects in the 2014 class are likely to follow the trend of making an early decision.