A good defensive back can change the complexion of a game. A great defensive back can foil the plans of offensive coordinators and quarterbacks on a weekly basis.
A superstar defensive back can make one whole side of the field "off limits."
That's the type of impact a defensive back can have, so recruiting at the position is important.
Six of the top 20 players in the 2014 class are defensive backs, and all of the recruits in these top-10 rankings have star potential.
Note: Rankings courtesy of the 247Sports Composite Rankings. All scouting and analysis done by writer, from film study via the tapes provided by each recruit's respective 247Sports profile page unless otherwise noted. 247Sports predictions courtesy of the 247Sports Crystal Ball.