The 2015 high school football class boasts several outstanding performers on both sides of the ball. The race for their commitments is underway in recruiting departments across the country and there's a wealth of quality players to pursue on defense.
From front-line pass rushers to shutdown cornerbacks, premier 2015 talent is surfacing in every corner of the country. Some will become serviceable college starters, while others have the ability to emerge as stars who make routine appearances in SportsCenter highlights.
We put a few of those standout players in the cross hairs and examined what exactly makes them special. Whether they're bringing down a quarterback or striking a Heisman pose, here's a look at standout recruits destined to become household names.
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.