College coaches not only want fast football players; they want guys who can see the entire field and play with awareness no matter where they are on the field. Prospects who do not play with a good sense of their surroundings and can't find the football will have a tougher time being successful college players.
A quarterback must be able to scan the entire field and work through his progressions. A running back must be able to see holes develop on the backside and secondary holes above the line of scrimmage. Safeties must show field vision by recognizing routes and route combinations to quickly defend passes.
Many recruits have exhibited good field vision and several have proven to be exceptional in this category. A running back in Florida has outstanding vision, while a defensive back in Virginia plays with terrific awareness and instincts on the back end. Several quarterbacks also have displayed impressive traits in this area.