National signing day is an event normally reserved for the top recruits in the nation as five-star recruits from California to Florida and everywhere in between reveal where they will be playing their college football, but for every five-star recruit there is an unsung low four or three-star recruit who ends up being more valuable than the recruits who dominate signing day coverage.
The term diamond in the rough could be applied to some of players you will find on this list of the most underrated signees in the class of 2014, because they may not make as big of an impact as a true freshman as their five-star counterparts, but after a year or two on campus, they develop into all-conference players.
In some cases a recruit will be ranked relatively high comparatively speaking to their diamonds in the rough, but maybe they didn’t get the necessary limelight or exposure during the recruiting process as others for a variety of reasons. Therefore, I have included a couple four-star recruits, but the highest ranked player I have on my list came in at No. 119 on the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Note: All rankings reflect the composite ranking from 247Sports.