With the college basketball season shortly upon us and decisions upcoming for many top recruits, what better time to look at the best recruiting head coaches in the ACC.
With so much hype and excitement surrounding the recruitment of top-notch talent like Jabari Parker and Julius Randle, we tend to forget who is doing the recruiting and how they are getting it done. We overlook the time, hard work and dedication it takes for these coaches to pitch their school and basketball philosophy to the up-and-coming stars of tomorrow.
And while it seems some coaches get five-star recruits simply on name and stature alone (they do), their labor must not be discounted, because times have changed. College programs cannot rely on one single player to lead them to a National Championship anymore, as times before have shown (Danny Manning, Mateen Cleaves, Carmelo Anthony to name a few). Rather, coaches need to recruit solid talent across the board and provide his team with enough depth to succeed.
With that said, coaching and recruiting is not nearly as simple as people perceive. Coaches should be praised for all they do for their respected schools. Based on their past accomplishments and success in winning and recruiting, here is a list of the top recruiting coaches in the ACC.