Breakthrough recruiting classes

Strong incoming classes could lead to revival for these five squads

Updated: May 2, 2013, 10:50 AM ET
By Adam Finkelstein | ESPN.com

Few things can turn the tide of a program quite like a good recruiting class. The 2013 class rankings show several programs that could be on the verge of bigger and better things next season, either by re-energizing a previously underachieving program or by transforming a nontraditional power.

LSU (No. 9 class)


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