With the ever-increasing emphasis on the passing game in football today, having quality receivers for your quarterback to throw to is more important than ever. Many of the Class of 2014’s top wide receivers are still undecided on where to play college ball. Where they end up playing may shift some of the power on the college football landscape.
ESPN’s top six receivers, Malachi Dupre, Ermon Lane, Trey Quinn, Johnnie Dixon, KD Cannon and Cameron Sims, are all undecided, and all have the potential to be No. 1 receiving threats in college. Most of these guys are 6’2” or taller, and have the potential to grow into the big 6’4” 215 pound-plus receivers that dominate football today. Many of them have a lot of common offers, such as national champion Alabama, LSU, and Clemson. They could team up at some of these schools and form — along with other commits — some of the best receiving cores in recent memory.
Clemson already has commitments from Artavis Scott and Demarre Kitt, ESPN’s No. 10 and 13 receivers in the nation, along with the top dual threat QB Deshaun Watson. They hope to use this year’s squad and its commits to build its program into a consistent national power.
While many of these guys are likely to attend similar schools, it appears Cannon, the No. 5 receiver by ESPN, is close to committing to Baylor, who has a recent history of receivers putting up massive numbers.
If these guys choose to go to different schools, they could help many schools build great receiving cores and help generate more competitive balance throughout FBS college football. It will be very interesting to see what happens, as these are the future All-Americans of college football.