2014 Recruits Who Could Play Two Sports in College
Being a top recruit on the gridiron is a very tough and demanding job. However, there are some recruits who are so athletically gifted that they excel in multiple sports. Not only do college football coaches come after them, but coaches from other sports are also in the hunt.
Several various recruits from the 2014 class have opportunities to standout on the football field as well as in another sport. An elite cornerback prospect is such an amazing athlete that he may be in the Olympics in three years.
Another linebacker doubles as a top lacrosse player, while a left tackle prospect could be one one of the best post players in the country.
Tony Brown, CB
Brown is an outstanding cornerback prospect who stands 6'0", 188 pounds and is from Texas. The press-corner has great strength and excellent play speed.
His athleticism and explosiveness also have made him perhaps the best hurdler in the country. Earlier this spring Brown posted a time of 13.38 in the 110-meter hurdles. He owns the Texas 4A record.
Expect the track and field coach of the school Brown signs with to also be doing back flips on national signing day.
Troy Reeder, LB
A rock solid 6'2", 230-pound linebacker who is committed to Penn State, Reeder also is a standout midfielder as a lacrosse player.
Reeder is so talented on the lacrosse field that North Carolina has offered him a scholarship as a freshman, says The Patriot News. Reeder uses his strength, instincts and intensity on the gridiron to make plays on the lacrosse field and had 47 goals and 30 assists in 2012.
Drew Harris, WR
Harris is an elite receiver prospect who is headed to play at Michigan, to the joy of Brady Hoke. However, hoops coach Jim Beilein may be left out in the cold.
The 6'4", 180-pound Harris caught 91 passes for 2,000 yards and more than 20 TDs last year. He also averaged 29.3 points per game for a duration of Grand Rapids Christian High School's state tournament run.
Football will be Harris' sole focus in Ann Arbor, but expect Beilein to try to lure him on to the hardwood.
David Sharpe, OT
Sharpe is a 6'7", 288-pound athletic tackle from Jacksonville. His movement skills are so impressive that he is being recruited to play left tackle by many juggernaut football schools.
Part of the deal to land Sharpe will have to include assurances that he will be allowed to play basketball. The big man is a solid low-post player who can finish around the rim.
Adoree' Jackson, CB
Jackson boasts a 25-foot mark in the long jump and that is a rare clip for a high school jumper. He has a serious chance to make the 2016 Olympic team.
The 5'11", 185-pounder also happens to be one of the best cover corners in the country. Jackson is an electric athlete who is one of the best track sprinters and long jumpers in America during the spring and one of the best football players in America in the fall.
A world-class athlete, Jackson could have his choice one day between the NFL and Olympics.
Edwin Weathersby is the College Football Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. He has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns.