College football's best recruiters

A dozen guys who have gained reputations for recruiting prowess

Originally Published: December 12, 2012
By ESPN RecruitingNation

One of the biggest components of building a winning college football program is making a name for yourself on the recruiting trail. Recruiting is a year-round job and takes an entire staff working together to convince elite prospects their school is better than all the rest. There are a lot of staffs that do an incredible job carrying out their recruiting strategies, but the 12 recruiters on this list stand out because of their ability to recruit players who fit their systems in and out of their home state.

Deke Adams, North Carolina defensive line coach

The Tar Heels are working toward getting back to prominence in the ACC, and Adams has done his part to retool his defensive line for the future. ESPN 150 defensive tackle Greg Webb (Erial, N.J./Timber Creek) was a big out-of-state get for North Carolina, and four-star Nazair Jones (Roanoke Rapids, N.C./Roanoke Rapids) is a nearby prospect with solid potential. Other defensive linemen Adams helped reel in are Marquis Haynes, Dajuan Drennon and Monte Taylor. He also helped pull three-star athlete Donnie Miles from Georgia, and has them in the mix for offensive lineman Delando Crooks, who recently was in Chapel Hill on an official visit.

--Kipp Adams