5 College Football Teams Building Nastiest Defensive Groups in Class of 2014

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5 College Football Teams Building Nastiest Defensive Groups in Class of 2014
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College coaches across the country continue to comb the class of 2014 recruiting landscape in search of tomorrow's top stars. National signing day looms large on the horizon so every commitment helps at this point, particularly when it's a polished player with a defined position.

These recruits match the description of instant-impact prospects and can be counted on to contribute early and often upon their arrival. Coaches are always in search of these playmakers on the defensive side of the ball to combat evolving offensive schemes.

Some squads have already scooped up substantial recruiting hauls on defense, setting the stage for success in future seasons. Here's a look at programs primed for defensive dominance based on their 2014 class.

 

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.

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