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Five programs recruiting well despite poor 2007 records

It can be easy to look at the top programs, see their commitments and know they are having a pretty strong recruiting year, but it's the surprise classes that can be fun to follow.

I would attribute these teams' success to the trends we have seen over the past five years in regards to what criteria prospects are looking for in their ultimate decision: a team's depth chart, how quick can they play and what kind of offense do you run? All three of these factors are huge selling points for many programs trying to make the climb up the ranks of college football.