When following a prospect's recruitment, we tend to focus solely on where he is leaning and which school he signs with. We forget that recruits are still high school football players who have great pride in their prep programs. Many prospects choose to focus on their team's season before they begin to concentrate on recruiting.
Recruits face great pressure when they enter their final high school season. Some have to live up to the hype they've gained on the recruiting trail. Others face the tough task of repeating great junior seasons, when they put up huge numbers. Whatever the situation may be, every recruiting class has a group of prospects who need to have strong senior campaigns.
A quarterback headed to a dominant SEC team must live up to the hype of a 5-star prospect. A running back who had a monster junior season needs to repeat his performance as a senior. A defensive end whose team went undefeated in 2012 must increase his workload.
Stats are from prospect's profiles available at 247Sports.