These aren't your grandfather's college freshmen.
Gone are the days when first-year players getting onto the field was a rarity. It's become the norm, and the most highly rated recruits choose their destinations based on where they have the best chance to play right away.
And the 2014 recruiting class is no different. Of the 25 highest-rated players, who collectively signed Wednesday with 12 different schools, there's a very good chance that most (if not all) will be playing this fall.
Looking at the same batch from the 2013 recruiting class, only three of the top 25 players did not play as true freshmen.
How will the latest crop of top blue-chippers fare? Check out our predictions for their 2014 freshman performance.
Note: All recruiting rankings and ratings courtesy of 247Sports.