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Jabrill Peppers was the top athlete in the class of 2014, according to 247Sports Composite. Currently in Ann Harbor, Peppers is grinding right now to prepare for his first season as a Michigan Wolverine.
He took some time out to talk with Bleacher Report about the top 10 things he is most excited for at Michigan.
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The SEC's quarterback talent pool isn't as deep in 2014 as fans have grown accustomed to seeing over the league's past few decorated seasons.
Couple that with the Tennessee Volunteers not having to face Auburn (and Nick Marshall) this season, and head coach Butch Jones' youthful defense can be thankful that its schedule isn't brimming with top-shelf signal-callers.
That doesn't mean that the Vols can breathe easy, though.
Even with stars such as Johnny Manziel, Aaron Murray and A.J. McCarron gone and stalwarts Connor Shaw and Zach Mettenberger moving on as well, UT must face plenty of capable quarterbacks.
That Florida's Jeff Driskel—who threw up career numbers against the Vols two seasons ago—didn't make the list of most dangerous quarterbacks on UT's schedule is enough evidence that there are plenty of defensive tests looming.
From speedy dual-threat players who've given the Vols fits for years to dropback passers with the players around them to produce big numbers, UT's schedule is rife with capable field generals.
A couple of out-of-conference quarterbacks carrying plenty of preseason hype will boost the competition as well.
So, let's take a look at the top five quarterbacks the Vols will face in 2014.
The ranking criteria were based on several factors, including the quarterbacks' skill sets versus Tennessee's perceived defensive weaknesses, as well as the weapons around them and their ability to get them the football.
The 2015 recruiting class is comprised of star performers from every part of the country, creating a compelling mix of future college football standouts. Just six months separate us from national signing day, and members of the group are set to embark on one final high school season.
It's an appropriate time to reassess a special collection of playmakers, from golden-armed quarterbacks to the disruptive defenders ready to spend their upcoming years chasing them down. Updated national rankings provide us with an opportunity to analyze the top competitors in this class.
We broke down their potential based on game tape and in-person evaluations at The Opening, an annual invite-only prospect showcase we attended at Nike's world headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, this summer.
Here's a look at the top 200 college football recruits of this 2015 cycle, with an eye on how each could impact the college game for years to come.
This article is part of Bleacher Report's CFB 200 Recruiting Rankings Series. The overall rankings are based on the 247Sports composite system, which takes into account every recruiting service's rankings. The positional rankings also correspond with those composite scores.
2014 will be a difficult year for the Trojans given their well-known depth issues due to the just-completed sanctions that cost them 30 scholarships over the last three years.
To make things even more problematic for USC is the fact that they will be playing a very difficult schedule this year in a Pac-12 conference that features no less than six teams ranked in the USA Today coaches preseason poll.
Along the way, the Trojans will face several top quarterbacks on their schedule and, despite having a top-notch defense, these gunslingers will present major challenges for the men of Troy.
This slideshow will take a look at the quarterbacks the Trojans will face in 2014 and rank them in terms of the obstacles they present to Justin Wilcox's defense.
Although USC will see many top quarterbacks this year and all will present hurdles for the defense to surmount, here are the five who are the best on the Trojans' 2014 schedule.
Note: Rankings are predicated on the quality of the quarterback, teams the quarterbacks play for and, to a lesser extent, the venue where the game will take place.
While they say defense wins championships, college football has become a quarterback league more than ever, and the position has made a massive impact on the outcome of the game. In other words, games a lot of times are only as difficult as the quarterback who is leading that particular team.
The good news is that the SEC lost a ton of last season’s starting quarterbacks, which should make life a little easier for the Florida Gators. No more AJ McCarron, Aaron Murray or Johnny Manziel. Instead, the quarterbacks the Gators will face this season have potential but aren’t nearly as accomplished as the guys who were just starting last season.
Besides a Heisman Trophy winner, the Gators have a rather easy slate of quarterbacks they’ll face this year.