As the recruiting cycle winds down and ends, you'll start to see some recruiting superlatives come out. Various lists of specific groupings and categories will help really break down the national class, each program's class and many other interesting aspects to this 2013 recruiting cycle.
Let's take the liberty of getting an early start by looking at the programs that are dominating this recruiting year at a specific position. A school may look at its future depth chart and realize that they need to stock up at a particular position—subsequently, they attempt to bring in several top-level prospects at that spot in one recruiting year.
Looking at this 2013 class, I see several schools who appear to be doing that. Come and see if your favorite program is just downright being greedy at a crucial position of need via the recruiting trail!
This was an easy choice, as the Buckeyes have an awesome DB class coming in. It's led by top 15 overall prospect Eli Apple at CB, followed by CB Gareon Conley, CB/S Cam Burrows and S Jayme Thompson.
All players stand at least 6'0" and have great size, athleticism and all the tools to be great for Urban Meyer. I can see a secondary consisting of Apple and Conley at the cornerback spots, while Thompson and Burrows line up as the safeties.
This was another easy choice, as Will Muschamp is a defensive coach at heart. He really likes 'backers, so it's not a shock to see him loading up on stud second-level defenders.
Florida has four LB commitments officially, but more could be in store. Keanu Neal and Marcell Harris are big safeties who could grow into OLB's in Gainesville.
With Matt Rolin, Alex Anzalone and Daniel McMillan coming in, if the Gators re-land Quinton Powell, this LB class could be an all-time great.
'Bama may not have stocked up on pass rushers in quantity, but the quality they have is top-notch. With DE's Tim Williams and Jonathan Allen coming, they have added two of the better overall pass rushers in the country.
Allen is 6'3" and weighs around 250 pounds while the 6'4", 230-pound Williams is a long pass rusher that can really attack the pocket. Both guys can stand up as OLB's and fit the Tide's defensive scheme so well.
The Buckeyes are not just dominating in the secondary, but they also have used this 2013 recruiting cycle to add talent and depth to their interior defensive line.
Urban Meyer has gotten five DT commitments, four of which are in the ESPNU 300. Joey Bosa leads a DT class that also features Michael Hill, Billy Price, Donovan Munger and Tracy Sprinkle.
Don't forget that Meyer flipped stud DT Tommy Schutt last year, so the DT spot in Columbus is going to be pretty solid.
The Irish have three TE prospects coming in with Mike Heuerman leading the way—Jacob Matuska and Durham Smythe are the two others. All have have good size and receiving ability.
Michigan signed Devin Funchess last year and they are not stopping their goal of re-stocking seam players in Ann Arbor. Jake Butt leads the 2013 TE class that also features Khalid Hill.
The Wolverines and Irish have the two best TE recruiting classes right now for 2013.
Brady Hoke has six OL commitments this year, and if we were holding this list to straight up OG prospects, Big Blue would be the unquestioned winner. Patrick Kugler, David Dawson, Logan Tulley-Tillman and Chris Fox all have the talent to be starters early in their careers.
Brian Kelly has five OL commitments featuring a great OT class. Hunter Bivin, Colin McGovern, Steve Elmer and John Montelus should help protect the Irish QBs very well in their careers.
Honorable Mention goes to Alabama.
The Aggies have dominated WR recruiting in 2013, as they have seven commitments in this class that could play on the offensive perimeter.
Of course, Ricky Seals-Jones and Derrick Griffin could be moved to TE, but I feel that these two prefer to begin their careers in College Station at WR. Sebastian LaRue is a talented WR that flipped from USC.
LaQuivionte Gonzalez is one of the fastest players in the country and even though they lost Tony Stevens to Auburn, JaQuay Williams can do many of the things Stevens brought to the table.
The trio of Derrick Henry, Tyren Jones and Altee Tenpenny takes the cake for a list like this. All three of those RB prospects could easily go somewhere else and be "The Man" all alone.
Henry has the most size at 6'3", 240 pounds, but he may also be the most elusive. Jones is a 5'9", 190-pounder that has darting quickness and good run strength.
Tenpenny runs on a 6'0", 212-pound frame with great speed and leg drive. The rich got richer here, as 'Bama already has a good stable of backs.
Maybe I wouldn't use the word "dominating" with the Penn State QB class, but I just really like what Bill O'Brien did. He got his guy for the future in Christian Hackenberg, who many feel is the best passer in the country this year.
Yet, O'Brien went and got Tyler Ferguson from the JUCO trail to come in possibly play right away. Ferguson isn't a slouch, so while he's keeping things warm for Hackenberg, the latter can use this 2013 season to redshirt and really learn the offense before taking over.
Honorable mention goes to Ole Miss and Alabama.
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.