The 2014 college football recruiting cycle is quickly approaching national signing day. We've come to expect the unexpected, as players routinely have late changes of heart that greatly affect programs involved in the process.
Annual recruiting titans like Alabama and Ohio State continue to collect commitments from premier prospects, but several squads have achieved more on the recruiting trail than many initially anticipated. We take a look at teams exceeding expectations when it comes to landing top-tier talent.
Class rankings courtesy of 247Sports composite rankings.