All high school players are still young in their development. However, certain recruits are closer to to being a finished product than others, as physical and mental maturity play key roles in how fast a player develops.
Prospects such as quarterback Keller Chryst, running back Leonard Fournette and defensive end Da'Shawn Hand are 2014 class members who are close to maxing out their gifts.
On the other end of the spectrum are recruits who have "high ceilings". These recruits are players who have a lot of potential, and who have the most room to improve upon their already great talent.
Every player has a ceiling and a floor, and the higher the ceiling a player has the bigger the return could be if he is developed properly by coaches. Chryst, Fournette and Hand are players with low floors, but many recruits in the 2014 class have higher ceilings.
A running back in Florida shares his carries with another stud runner, but if he can improve one area of his game he could be special. An athlete in California could have NFL potential at two positions, while a receiver in Louisiana just needs more reps.