College football has seen coaches such as Nick Saban, Jimbo Fisher, Urban Meyer, Brady Hoke, Mack Brown and Lane Kiffin reach recruiting stardom. These coaches are known to embrace the grind of recruiting and have excelled at signing great classes.
However, they will not be alone forever, as a new cast of coaches appears to be on the brink of joining them. A pair of coaches in the SEC are using 2014 recruiting as their coming-out party, a coach in the Pac-12 is making his case to join the elite and a Big Ten coach is in the middle of overcoming terrible recruiting odds.
Also, two other coaches in a great conference are looking to validate their prior recruiting success to become permanent stars on the trail.