Now that the 2014 class is in the books it's time to take a look at which teams need to make a big splash in recruiting for the 2015 class. Below are five teams we feel have to perform well in recruiting to move forward and re-establish their programs among the college football elite.
about 1323 days ago | Tom Luginbill and Craig Haubert | NCF On The Trail
The Southeastern Conference had a strong finish the 2014 recruiting class. Alabama, which received a commitment from four-star outside linebacker Rashaan Evans (Auburn, Ala./Auburn) on Wednesday, finished with the top overall class by a landslide, and seven of the top 10 recruiting classes in the country are in the SEC.
about 1323 days ago | Derek Tyson | NCF On The Trail
The Early Offer is RecruitingNation's regular feature, giving you a daily dose of recruiting in the mornings. Today's offerings: With Kenyon Frison's decision to decommit from Utah, it likely means three of the top five players in state are going end up at programs other than BYU or Utah; Nick Saban headed West Wednesday to visit the high schools of the top two quarterbacks in the 2015 class; and Washington filled a major hole in its recruiting class Wednesday by landing quarterback Kyle Carta-Samuels.
about 1337 days ago | Jeremy Crabtree | NCF On The Trail
It's not often that a recruit goes through the recruiting process two separate times without a stop at a junior college in between, but that was the case for ESPN 300 quarterback Kyle Carta-Samuels (San Jose, Calif.
about 1337 days ago | Erik McKinney | NCF On The Trail
The first big official weekend of crunch time for the 2014 recruiting class came and went, and if the past 48 hours are any indication of what's to come in the Pac-12, this will be a very interesting ride to signing day.
about 1340 days ago | Erik McKinney | NCF On The Trail
The recruiting dead period is over, and it's full speed ahead for a number of Pac-12 programs as coaches look to load up on official visitors over the next three weekends. A list of important official visitors for Pac-12 programs this weekend could easily extend to two or even three dozen names, so limiting it to just the top 10 was challenging -- though likely not as difficult as the task facing conference coaches looking to wrap up their recruiting classes as national signing day approaches.
about 1343 days ago | Erik McKinney | NCF On The Trail
While we'll have to wait to see how life on the field at Vanderbilt changes without James Franklin, we can immediately see a negative effect in recruiting for the Commodores in what was once another solid recruiting class.
about 1344 days ago | Edward Aschoff | NCF On The Trail