Reports of Oklahoma and Texas showing interest in joining the SEC have conjured up memories of realignment's past. Conference realignment has made an impact on the college football recruiting landscape over the years, as some schools have been rewarded for moving up while others have faced consequences.
Schools can lose out on fertile recruiting grounds by leaving their geographic footprint, and in turn those teams can struggle on the field in their new conferences.
A select few schools that have made strategic decisions, though, have seen their recruiting profiles blossom and grow as the years have gone on.
Here is a look at some of the winners and losers in conference realignment from a recruiting perspective.