Many recruits choose schools that give them the best chance of playing early. However, a common mistake they make is failing to realistically survey a school's depth chart.
Recruits often overlook who the program of their choice signed in the past two classes, as there can be a logjam at their position or a budding star who is an incumbent. This leads to recruits facing great battles just to crack the two-deep depth chart.
Several committed recruits in the 2014 class appear to headed for an uphill climb on the depth chart, including a pair of speedsters headed to a Big Ten program. A talented quarterback will have to beat out multiple passers to start next year, while an offensive lineman may not be heard from for a while.