Final recruiter power rankings
As signing day concludes, here are the best recruiters for the class of 2014
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The ESPN recruiter power rankings examine which assistant coaches did the best on the recruiting trail in the 2014 class. Beyond looking at how many four- or five-star recruits a coach lands, the rankings take into account the needs those recruits will fill at the next level. After four previous updates, these are the final rankings for the class of 2014.
1. Billy Napier
ESPN 300 recruits: 7
Top recruit: ESPN 300 No. 3 Cameron Robinson
Previous ranking: 1
What he did: Napier, Alabama's receivers coach, is RecruitingNation's top recruiter of the year after spearheading the Crimson Tide's No. 1-ranked class. Napier has been in the top spot for the previous two rankings and remains there on signing day after landing seven ESPN 300 prospects. Among that group, Napier recruited the No. 3 player and top offensive tackle in the country in Robinson (West Monroe, La./West Monroe), No. 2 safety Laurence Jones (Monroe, La./Neville), No. 8 receiver Cameron Sims (Monroe, La./Ouachita Parish) and No. 10 defensive tackle Joshua Frazier (Springdale, Ark./Har Ber). Look for a number of Napier's players to make an impact for the Tide in 2014.
Why recruits love him: "Coach Napier worked extremely hard in recruiting me. I was on the phone with him all the time. That's why I was able to get that relationship with him. It made a difference when it came time to make my decision." -- Robinson
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