Today, recruits are bigger, faster and stronger than in past years. Another reason why prospects are more productive than the previous generation is because high school players are receiving better coaching, which has made them smarter players.
Not all recruits are ready to play as freshmen, as the college game is a great jump in speed and physicality.
However, each recruiting class produces several prospects who are indeed game to make an impact in their initial collegiate campaign. Examining the 2014 class, many prospects need a year or two to adjust and reconstruct their bodies before they should be ready to play in college.
Yet, a select few are prepared to graduate from high school and immediately contribute in the fall. A running back from the Sunshine State may not get his opportunity early on, but nonetheless he will be ready. A trio of physical linebackers have the skills to contribute as freshmen and a speedy bundle of offensive dynamite is on this list.