Best Pac-12 recruiters
October, 15, 2013
By Erik McKinney | ESPN Insider
Editor's note: For a look at the national recruiter power rankings based only on Class of 2014 success, click here.
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.