One of the top badges of honor a defensive player can have is the "hard hitter" label. Hitters are feared by offensive players and highly respected by their peers.
Aided by video proof, these are the top hitters on the 2014 recruiting trail. There is an underrated linebacker headed to Alabama who routinely punishes ball-carriers, an inside 'backer in Florida who relishes contact and a safety in Tennessee who has no problem separating the football from a receiver.
Bodies will be sore after watching these hitters perform on the field.