Potential can be both a gift and a curse for football recruits. Some go on to fulfill the promise they show as players, while others never reach their high ceilings.
While many recruits in the 2014 class have shown signs they are developing as players, several elite prospects still have much to learn. However, their size, speed and athleticism have made them coveted prospects, as college coaches know that if they are developed properly, they will become studs.
A cornerback has world-class athleticism and instinct, but lacks great technique. A pair of prospects who play in the trenches are raw, but with good coaching, they could be difference-makers in college. Also, if a speedy offensive player learns the nuances of the receiver position, he could be an All-American.