Recruiting is exciting to follow for many reasons. The joy of seeing college football's future stars as young prospects, the mystery and suspense of tracking their recruitment and the happiness they display when making their commitments are all part of the process.
It is also entertaining because of the many surprises that take place. The 2014 recruiting cycle has had more than a few.
A great running back prospect was a solid commitment to an ACC power but shockingly flipped to another program, a surprising recruiting resurgence is taking place at an old program thought to be on life support, and a top quarterback prospect was perceived to be a lock to head out west but opted to attempt to replace a living legend.