As the 2014 recruiting cycle has unfolded, a lot of things have changed. Rankings have fluctuated, perceptions have varied, evaluations have been updated, commitments have happened and situations have changed.
Some recruits who started this year on pace to start as freshmen next season may not see the field in 2014, while other prospects have played themselves into contention for a starting job next fall. Looking at how the board looks at this point in the recruiting cycle, 10 recruits appear to have solid chances to start next season.
A quarterback could be positioned to win a first-team gig at an SEC school, while an athlete is too talented not to start immediately for a Big Ten powerhouse. Also, a Big 12 program has a pledge from a receiver who will help right away.
Note: This list focuses solely on committed prospects.