Recruiting really soared to new heights when the 2000s came due to the boom of the Internet. Coverage increased from just annual/quarterly magazines to everyday extensive coverage on various websites. The 2000s, to some people, marks the start of the "modern recruiting era."
With increased coverage came increased competitiveness on the recruiting trail and that's when good recruiting coaches became great. The 2000s are a legendary time in recruiting and the head coaches who recruited well usually are the ones who have best records during this time in college football.
For this read, let's stroll back to the 2000s, when the word "swag" wasn't used, nobody knew who Nicki Minaj was and when college football recruiting was just starting to really become a sub-industry.
Here are the best recruiting coaches of the 2000s.