Recruiting season heating up

The April NCAA-certified viewing period, which officially kicks the 2013 recruiting class into the fast lane, is almost here. With just two prospects ranked in the top 25 of the class currently committed, there is no clear-cut leader in the national recruiting race. With that in mind, we are looking at the six power conferences and projecting what each team needs to get accomplished in the 2013 class.

After analyzing the needs of each program in the class we projected each program's top three targets. NCAA regulations prohibit college coaches from commenting to the media on prospective student-athletes before they sign National Letters of Intent, so these targets are largely based on need and feedback from the players and their club or high school coaches.

These schools don't always sign their top targets, therefore we've listed some additional names of prospects to know for each program to help set up what is going to be one of the most intriguing spring and summer recruiting seasons in several years.

Note: Some teams will not use all 15 scholarships while others may anticipate a transfer and may be using an extra scholarship. We've assumed that players with a fifth year of eligibility due to a medical or transfer redshirt will return for their final year of eligibility, regardless of their academic progress.