A key aspect in a coach's recruiting pitch to a prospect is his confidence. Should recruits suspect any hint of doubt or uncertainty when speaking with a coach, they will fail to believe in the coach's program and will look at other schools.
Coaches get their confidence from conviction in their vision and through their past results. This list features a coach who has turned a popular program around, another who has a vision to play SEC-style football in the Big Ten and of course the hottest coach in the game today.
An emerging recruiting power will find its coach on this list, and there will be some surprises as to which coaches did not make the cut.