Every program starts off a recruiting year with high hopes. It's a time of great excitement, anticipation, optimism and confidence.
And some schools have more reasons than others to believe that recruiting will go well for them.
For this 2014 cycle, I see seven programs who appear to be poised for a big recruiting year.
Whether it's due to a coaching staff that is restructured, available talent in their backyards or just stand to make a big recruiting comeback, these seven programs all have good signs pointing to a banner year on the trail.
Some schools on this list are already recruiting powerhouse programs but they figure to have an even better year on the trail by their standards.
Here are seven programs who look to be poised for a big recruiting year in 2014.