Each first Wednesday in February, a head coach steps up to the podium and talks about what a marvelous recruiting class his program signed. However, the assistant coaches are the actual people who do most of the legwork.
Some head coaches do not allow their assistants to speak with the media, so they do not get the attention they rightfully deserve. The top recruiters in the business are mainly people you have never heard of, until now.
An assistant coach at Auburn is dominating the recruiting trail. Texas A&M has one of the best classes in the country thanks to a pair of assistant coaches. Tennessee's recruiting resurrection under Butch Jones has been spearheaded by a pair of recruiting veterans, and Kentucky owes a great deal of gratitude to one of its assistants for the recruiting tenacity he has displayed.