Not all successful people take the conventional route up the proverbial ladder.
In fact, some of the greatest success stories of all time have stemmed from the greatest adventures, and that statement holds true in the world of college football recruiting.
The JUCO (junior college) route may be the road less traveled by elite recruits, but that doesn't make it any less valuable or legitimate. In fact, in some cases it's the smartest choice a recruit can make.
Some recruits just need a year or two to work things out and prepare for D-I football, whether it be because of the physical or academic demands of the big-time college level, and in many cases it ends up maturing said recruit and working in their favor.
Other recruits are just simply passed on and go the JUCO route with a chip on their shoulder—and that hunger and drive can lead to great things.
There are many different scenarios that are possible, but one thing's for certain: A JUCO recruit can go on to have immense success.
These former JUCO recruits will prove that point.