Many recruits aspire to play right away in college as true freshmen. With coaching being better at the high school level and recruits being more physically developed today, more rookies are making an impact on college rosters.
Making some headway in Year 1 in college is nice, but the great true freshmen make noise by playing themselves onto the Freshman All-American team. It's hard to do, as redshirt freshmen are also eligible for the team.
Yet, several true freshmen make the team each year and there will be some elite 2014 recruits will continue that trend. Running back Leonard Fournette, ATH Jabrill Peppers and DE Da'Shawn Hand look like sure bets. While Cameron Robinson has the ability to be a rare true freshman starter at left tackle, which gives him a good chance to make the team.
Here are the top candidates on the radar to be 2014 freshman All-Americans.