National Signing Day 2014: Looking at the Panthers past

Ezra Shaw

Lets look back at where some top Panthers were on signing day.

College football fans wait with bated breath to see which top prospects will grace the halls of their school. It's a fun Tuesday or madness that leaves NFL circles untouched. Instead of telling you about who's going where, we're taking a step back to look at where a few members of the Panthers were on National Signing Day.

Cam Newton

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First off, ZOMG LOOK AT CAM IN 2005! Sorry, I had to get that out of my system.

Landing Cam Newton was a big-time deal. He was a five-star recruit out of Westlake High School, largely influenced by a season that saw him run for 1,000 yards his senior season and pass for 1,400 yards. He was the definition of a dual-threat quarterback, committing to Florida.

Fun fact: Newton was the No. 2 ranked "dual threat quarterback" in 2007, behind Tyrod Taylor.

Charles Johnson

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LITTLE MONEY! HE'S SO TINY!!!

Johnson was a four star recruit out of Hawkinsville, GA and committed early to UGA. There were some late scares that he might change to Florida, but Johnson ultimately remained with the Bulldogs.

Fun fact: C.J. was the No. 4 ranked weakside defensive end behind three players who are no longer in the NFL. Brian Orakpo was the No. 12 recruit.

Greg Hardy

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The stars keep falling! Hardy was just a thee star recruit, the No. 30. The top prospect in 2006 was Ricky Sapp out of Clemson who was selected in the fifth round and finished with three career tackles in the NFL.

Fun fact: Kraken wasn't quite so athletic or strong back then. He was a 28-inch vertical and posted six bench press reps according to Rivals.

Luke Kuechly

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Like Hardy, Luke Kuechly was a three-star recruit. He was recruited as an outside linebacker by Boston College, but found a home in the middle.

Kuechly was the No. 44 (seriously, 44) ranked outside linebacker in his class. It's astonishing really, and now he's the defensive player of the year.

Fun fact: A.J. Klein was also a three star outside linebacker prospect.

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