College football recruiting offices across the country have pushed the reboot button and reset the countdown clock for Feb. 4, 2015, when the next wave of heralded high school players signs their national letters of intent. The fate of the 2014 class has been sealed, with several recruits already on campus and the rest to follow this summer.
While coaches and evaluators shift their focus to the nation's new batch of 5-star prospects, some level of disconcertion will afflict practically every program. No coach ever feels like he assembled the complete class, perennially wondering why that prime target opted to compete elsewhere.
We survey the nation's top 25 recruiting classes to cast a spotlight on the most glaring missing link. Here's a look at the players who left an entire coaching staff lamenting when they selected another school.