The Last 10 No. 1 National Recruits: Where Are They Now?

By (Analyst) on January 27, 2014

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The Last 10 No. 1 National Recruits: Where Are They Now?

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The Last 10 No. 1 National Recruits: Where Are They Now?
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Peterson made a name for himself at Oklahoma.

The LSU Tigers must be feeling confident with their 2014 recruiting class after landing the commitment of the No. 1 overall prospect, running back Leonard Fournette.

But does the No. 1 ranking generally translate to success on the field?

For the answers, Bleacher Report took a look at the top-ranked recruit in each of the past 10 seasons. From Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson in 2004 to Ole Miss defensive end Robert Nkemdiche just last year, the results we found are certainly interesting.

All six of the eligible players on this list made it to the NFL. But some had more success than others.

Follow along as B/R takes a closer look at each of these highly touted former recruits.


Author's note: The position listed for each player is the one that they were recruited as.

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