5 College Football Teams in Desperate Need of Help on D in 2014 Recruiting Class

« Prev
1 of 7
Next »
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse the slideshow
5 College Football Teams in Desperate Need of Help on D in 2014 Recruiting Class
Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Although the onus to win now always weighs heavily on the shoulders of head coaches, every program leader in the country is also charged with the task of keeping a close eye on the future. The 2014 college football recruiting class is quickly taking shape, as teams seek to fill needs and reload at several positions on both ends of the ball.

Offensive innovation in college football continues to present a new batch of challenges for defensive coordinators, who must react with complex schemes centered around skilled playmakers. Those difference-making defenders are abundant in this latest crop of college recruits, putting the pressure on programs to land key commits who will be ready to contribute early in their careers.

Let's take a look at five teams that must add significant defensive firepower by landing a collection of 2014 freshman standouts.

B/R college football columnist Tyler Donohue spent three seasons with the Rutgers University football program's recruiting department, contributing to three classes (2007-09) under head coach Greg Schiano.

Begin Slideshow »
Load More Stories

Follow B/R on Facebook

Out of Bounds

College Football

Subscribe Now

We will never share your email address

Thanks for signing up.