January is always a hot and heated month. Not as far as the weather goes, but as far college football recruiting goes. This is the home-stretch month where coaches are trying to re-solidify commitments and get last-minute visits, calls and other important recruiting tasks.
Conversely, for recruits, it's the month when the schools' recruiting battles for their services really tighten up and intensify. With national signing day soon approaching on Feb. 6, many uncommitted recruits still remain left on the board.
The following are the top 14 recruiting battles that are the very tightest in the country right now.