Not all quarterbacks are created equal. The top passers in the 2014 recruiting class have each taken unique journeys to surpass their peers and become premier recruits, developing skills that set them apart from the pack.
The jump from high school football to collegiate competition can be harsh for an ill-equipped and underprepared quarterback. Redshirt seasons and multiple years learning an offense from the sidelines is often the fate that awaits quarterbacks attempting to make leap.
However, there's always an upper echelon of talent ready to take on the task of orchestrating a college offense from the moment they step on campus. A blend of natural ability, refined technique and mental maturity make these quarterbacks capable of starting as freshmen.
There may be hurdles in the way (established veterans, crowded depth charts) but that doesn't mean these players aren't prepared to contribute immediately if their number is called.