Recruits who are labeled "athlete" and receive the "ATH" tag are players who project to be successful at several positions. These recruits are a versatile players who can not yet be confined to one position. Some say the "ATH" label is gift, while others feel it is a curse.
Looking at the top recruits who are listed as athletes by 247Sports, it is tough to compare them to an NFL player. However, after carefully examining their skills, comparisons have been made.
An athlete who is committed to Michigan could be a better version of Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson. A Notre Dame commitment resembles San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore and a recruit in California could be the next Percy Harvin of the Seattle Seahawks.