Players considered premier prospects may get pampered by college programs, but they don't receive any special perks on the field. They have a target on their backs every game, as opponents aim to make a name for themselves by shutting down the best talent they'll encounter.
For some, the pressure of living up to lofty expectations as a college-bound athlete becomes a burden and can sidetrack senior seasons. Others relish the situation, closing out their high school careers with dominant campaigns.
We shine the spotlight on 2014 college recruits currently in the final stretch of scintillating seasons.