Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE
The epitome of a program that has locked down recruiting in its backyard and extended its recruiting reach to all corners of the country is none other than USC.
The Trojans will go to the depths of the Earth to recruit, and they usually have a good chance of landing national prospects.
Whether it's going to Florida for Mike Williams, Nelson Agholor or Nickell Robey, New Jersey for Brian Cushing and Dwayne Jarrett, Louisiana for John David Booty and Joe McKnight, or getting a young Jarvis Jones from Georgia to sign with them, the Trojans can do it.
Toss in raiding Delaware for Kenny Bigelow, taking Jalen Ramsey from Tennessee or getting Jeff Byers and LenDale White from Colorado, and you easily see USC's national recruiting reach is flat out ridiculous.
It's not even close when it comes to deciding which is the No.1 program in college football recruiting.
Edwin Weathersby is the College Football Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. He has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns and the Las Vegas Gladiators of the Arena League. He spent a year evaluating prep prospects and writing specific recruiting and scouting content articles for Student Sports Football (formerly ESPN Rise-HS). A syndicated scout and writer, he's also contributed to WeAreSC.com, GatorBait.net and Diamonds in the Rough Inc., a College Football and NFL Draft magazine.