Programs rising and falling in recruiting

February, 1, 2013
Kevin SumlinPatrick Green/Icon SMITexas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin and his staff have greatly improved the Aggies' recruiting prowess.

Winning was nice, but what Kevin Sumlin has done in his time away from the field is perhaps most impressive. He leads a Texas A&M program on pace for a top-5 finish in recruiting, which says plenty about the future, and the state of Texas. Elsewhere, Notre Dame is rising, Alabama and Florida State are in hold-steady mode, and two programs that have fallen off are Oklahoma and Tennessee. ESPN Insider Travis Haney has a stock report. Read the story here Insider.

• Joined ESPN as Insider's national college football writer in April 2012
• Previously wrote for The Oklahoman and The Post and Courier



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