Credibility is everything on the recruiting trail.
Some coaches have it. Others, not so much.
Some are in the process of gaining it, while others are one negative news story, comment or loss away from losing it.
If a coach does not have credibility on the recruiting trail, then how can a recruit be comfortable about giving said coach his commitment? Recruiting is a two way street, and recruits want to know that you're going to deliver on what you say.
There are recruits out there that want to know that a coach is a good guy with morals, and that he'll treat them like family. Others find credibility in wins and losses. Some judge credibility based on the number of championship rings that a coach has on his fingers.
It's measured in many ways, but there's one thing that's certain: Every coach wants it, but not every coach has it.
Based on this rather loose criterion, here are the 10 current college football coaches with the most credibility on the recruiting trail: