Using the NFL as a model, in college football, the head coach is not only that but also is the general manager of the team. The assistant coaches do not just coach their positions, but also serve as area scouts for high school prospects.
Head coaches get all of the accolades and attention on signing day when press conferences are held to discuss each program's recruiting class. However, the people that do most of the leg work are assistant coaches.
You may not know many of the true top recruiters because they aren't head coaches or simply because they are not allowed to talk to the press. However, these guys are well known in the recruiting underworld and when they are aligned with the right head coach, serious results can come to fruition via recruiting.
Here are the best head coach-assistant coach recruiting combinations in the country right now.