The top 20 recruiters in college sports

Find out which coaches consistently pull the country's top athletic talent

Updated: January 27, 2011, 8:55 AM ET
ESPN The Magazine
Mike Krzyzewski, John Calipari, and Thad MattaGetty ImagesMike Krzyzewski, John Calipari and Thad Matta are three of college's top recruiters.

ESPNU AND THE MAGAZINE asked an all-star panel a seemingly simple question: Who are the top 20 recruiters in college sports? We spoke with three dozen experts, from Mag college football Insider Bruce Feldman to volleyball legend Karch Kiraly to women's World Cupper Cat Whitehill. Turns out, baseball coaches aren't the only ones pulling roster magic from a hat half-filled with scholarships.

1. Pat Henry, Texas A&M men's and women's cross-country, indoor and outdoor track
Henry fills six rosters (121 athletes) with 30.6 total scholarships and is the only coach to win both NCAA outdoor titles in the same year.