With only months left before we officially put the class of 2014 to bed, the battle for the top spot is intensifying as second-ranked Myles Turner (Bedford, Texas/Trinity) is making his case to unseat the reigning No. 1, Jahlil Okafor (Chicago/Whitney Young) by season’s end.
Turner’s rise up the national rankings has been rapid. A year ago, he wasn’t even in the conversation with the rest of the top-ranked prospects in the class, but he emerged as a major late-bloomer in the spring and continued to bring his game to new levels in the summer and fall.
One of the key ingredients in determining who will ultimately hold the top spot in the rankings is forecasting each prospects’ long-term impact, both in the college game and beyond. With that in mind, we polled our RecruitingNation staff and asked them who will be the better player in five years – and why.