2016 Recruiter rankings: December update

Greg Mattison recently pulled defensive lineman Jordan Elliott out of the Houston area. Lon Horwedel/Icon SMI

In the two months that have passed since the last recruiting power rankings update, the number of prospects in the ESPN 300 who have committed has climbed well past 200, and some recruiters are truly making their mark as the best of the best. But with college football's silly season still seeing some movement and recruits changing their minds right and left, sorting out which coaches truly belong on the list could be a daily occurrence. With that in mind, RecruitingNation presents its December recruiting power rankings. The recruiter power rankings examine which assistant coaches have already done damage on the recruiting trail in the 2016 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.

1. Tim Brewster
Florida State
ESPN 300 recruits: 5
Top commitment: ESPN 300 No. 25 Malik Henry
Previous ranking: 1
Why Brewster: Florida State has the No. 3 recruiting class in the country largely because of Brewster. Not only has he been involved with five ESPN 300 commitments, but he's also got his hooks into a number of elite national prospects who could still swing Florida State's way. Brewster has been widely respected for years as one of the best in the business, but his 2016 efforts stack up as some of his best work.