All recruits want to play and they want to play right away. However, some of them are not physically or mentally ready to make the direct jump from high school ball to the college game.
In other instances, some recruits pick schools who have a logjam at their position on the depth chart. Perhaps the school just signed a hot-shot recruit last year who happens to play the same position as the current year's prospect or a redshirt year will be good to adjust to the scheme.
Several quarterbacks are on this list, as the talented signal-callers will all face uphill climbs for early playing time at their respective schools. A running back headed to an SEC school has all the skills needed to play as a true freshman, but it appears he won't be needed in 2014.
A pair of offensive linemen will be starters one day, but won't be next season.