When you're a program like Alabama, Florida, USC, Texas or Notre Dame, you come into a recruiting cycle with the expectation of landing an elite class. Programs like that are just powerhouses on the recruiting trail and we all expect them to land top classes.
Other programs come into a recruiting year "hoping" for a good class. Those programs may land a stud or two, but it's not expected for them to construct an upper echelon recruiting class. For this read, I'm going to give you eight programs that have exceeded their recruiting expectations in 2013.
These programs have done better than expected during this recruiting year and figure to be all smiles through National Signing Day (Feb 6.).