Having versatile skill-position players on offense is critical, especially those who can play running back and wide receiver. The ability to line up on the perimeter and make an impact in the passing game, while also factoring in the running game from the backfield is a fantastic trait.
Players who resemble Seattle Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin and St. Louis Rams receiver Tavon Austin are rare on the recruiting trail. However, the 2014 class has several offensive recruits who have the ability to play running back or receiver on any given play.
Alabama has a commitment from a powerful running back who can split out wide. Ohio State has a player in its recruiting class who can do many things on offense, while Miami is getting an electric running back who will produce more in the passing game in Coral Gables than he has in high school.