There are some programs that show signs of becoming a recruiting juggernaut. Maybe there is one thing that is holding them back, such as their location, lack of tradition, frequent coaching changes or even just their conference.
Conference membership does play a role in a recruit's decision; just ask Greg Bryant. Recruits want to play in the best and most competitive conferences so they can be showcased in BCS bowls.
Another way conference affiliation comes into play is if some schools were in a different conference than their regional foes, they could offer a different alternative to recruits.
Here are six programs that could be better recruiting schools if they were in different conferences.