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College Football Teams Whose 2014 Recruiting Focus Is Primarily Defense
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Building a tough defense is critical in today's game, and programs have to focus on signing great defensive prospects to assure they can stop potent offenses. 

Each team knows how it wants to structure a recruiting class, as some prefer to bring in more offensive talent. However, several programs are using the 2014 recruiting cycle to focus on the defensive side of the ball.

An SEC team with a great offensive scheme is upgrading its defensive depth charts. A Pac-12 team is bringing in defenders who can stop the great passing offenses in its conference, plus a Big 12 program is finally focusing on recruits who can keep teams from reaching the end zone. 

Player evaluations are based on review of tape at Scout.comRivals247Sports and ESPNU.

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