College Football: Brady Hoke and 4 Coaches Becoming Master Recruiters

Talib BabbCorrespondent IJuly 10, 2012

College Football: Brady Hoke and 4 Coaches Becoming Master Recruiters

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    Coach Brady Hoke is on his way to becoming one of the top coaches in college football. One way he is doing that is by supplying his program with great talent. His recruiting skills are fast approaching the highest level.

    He is not the only coach who is becoming a top recruiter. Here is a list of five coaches who are becoming master recruiters.

5: Brady Hoke

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    Hoke is heading on the right path to being a master recruiter. His incoming 2012 class will feature four commits from the ESPNU 150.

    His top prospect is cornerback Terry Richardson and is a solid addition to tighten up the Wolverine defense. The Wolverines went 11-2 and finished with a Sugar Bowl win in Hoke's first season.

    If he is able to continue to recruit well, he will build a formidable program in Ann Arbor. 

4: Brian Kelly

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    Coach Brian Kelly is racking up star talent at Notre Dame. This will be his third season as the Fighting Irish coach, but he has been finding ways to bring in top talent since his days at Cincinnati.

    Kelly is bringing in six commits from the ESPNU 150, along with arguably the quickest wide receiver in the 2012 recruiting class, Davonte Neal. He will be a great asset to the offense.

    All together, Kelly is bringing in 18 commits this season to add to the Fighting Irish. 

3: Jimbo Fisher

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    Seminoles Head Coach Jimbo Fisher has done well for himself in the loaded state of Florida as far as high school football recruits go. He has the No. 2 recruiting class, according to ESPNU's rankings.

    Fisher and the Seminoles share the same state as the University of Miami and University of Florida and have found ways to still get top talent. The No. 1 ranked high school player in the country, defensive end Mario Edwards, will be joining the Seminoles. 

    Edwards will have three other recruits from the top 25 joining him. Fisher is building an ACC championship contender with his recruiting skills at Florida State.

2: Lane Kiffin

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    Coach Lane Kiffin was a solid recruiter at Tennessee. Now he is elevating his recruiting game at USC. 

    Even amongst the Reggie Bush investigation and sanctions that came from that, Kiffin was able to recruit well over the years. He had less scholarships than the other programs, but was still able to have a top recruiting class.

    The Trojans have seven commits from the ESPNU 150, and 17 in all. At only 37 years of age, Kiffin has the opportunity to build a dynasty era at USC. 

1: Urban Meyer

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    New Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has always had the recruiting juice, even back in his Gator days. Now he has proven he still has it, and is arguably becoming the best recruiter in the nation.

    Even after Ohio State received their bowl ban for next season, Meyer was able to keep the recruits that had committed to being Buckeyes.

    One of those recruits was the No. 4 player in the nation, defensive end Noah Spence. The Buckeyes are also bringing in 24 other commits, five of them in the ESPNU 150.

    Meyer will achieve success as a Buckeye with his recruiting greatness.