NCF On The Trail: 101513-best-recruiters

Best ACC recruiters 

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The best head coaches are often called the closer when it comes to sealing the deal with recruits. Whether on a visit or a trip to a prospect’s home, the head coach is called upon to secure the signature.

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Best Big Ten recruiters 

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Michigan and Ohio State both sit in the top 10 recruiting rankings this year after each landed top 10 classes in 2013 -- the Buckeyes were third, while the Wolverines were sixth.

That's why it should come as no surprise that the two schools have the top four recruiters in the Big Ten Conference for the Class of 2014 so far.

Here's a look at the top 10 recruiters in the Big Ten and why they deserve such high praise:


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Best SEC recruiters 

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It's no secret that Southeastern Conference has been the top conference in the country as far as recruiting over the last several years. The league currently has six teams ranked in the top 11 of the team recruiting rankings. Here's a look at the top 10 recruiters around the ultra-competitive conference.

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Best Big 12 recruiters 

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The best college football coaches will tell you that when it comes to recruiting, their business is an art. It’s a craft you must perfect if you want to have the best players commit and ultimately sign. Recruiting isn’t for everybody, but those who are good at it -- particularly for building the 2014 class -- should be recognized, as the business is extremely competitive.

Here are 10 of the top recruiters from the Big 12.


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Best Pac-12 recruiters 

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With money pouring in from television deals with the Pac-12 Network, ESPN and Fox, recruiting is heating up in the Pac-12 conference like never before. Every program in the conference has either recently made huge upgrades to its football facilities or will do so in the near future, and assistant coaches in the Pac-12 are reaping the rewards. The conference has become something of a shark tank on the recruiting scene, and narrowing the entire group down to a top 10 was almost as difficult as the task these coaches face in going against each other for the region's top recruits.

1. Lance Anderson, OLB coach, Stanford

Forget the facts that Anderson was the key cog in the Cardinal signing one of the best offensive line classes in the history of college football in 2012 and that he took the lead in getting commitments from Georgia standouts Kirk Tucker (Tucker, Ga./Tucker) and Denzel Franklin (Atlanta/Pace Academy) in the 2014 class and Arrington Farrar (College Park, Ga./Woodward Academy) in the 2015 class. Anderson would top this list simply due to his standing as the admissions liaison on the Cardinal staff. He works with every one of Stanford's recruits and commits to make sure they hit every stringent requirement for admission, which makes him a vital component for a staff that has put together phenomenal recruiting classes in recent years.


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