Nation's top recruiting head coaches 

January, 28, 2013

Nick Saban and Urban MeyerGetty ImagesNick Saban and Urban Meyer are two of the best recruiters among college football head coaches.
Give credit where it's due: Assistant coaches are the lifeblood of a college football program's ability to recruit. They're the guys who often live in airports and rental cars -- especially in January.

As valuable as ace recruiters are on staff, the head coach still has a role in the recruiting process, and sometimes a large one. He might serve as the closer, nailing down a commitment. Or he might enter along the way to steer an on-the-fence prospect.