College football recruiting season is almost halfway over, but the season still remains one of the biggest bargaining chips of the year. If a team does well, it's likely to sway more recruits its way.
If the team does badly, then it can sway difference-makers toward your team if they believe that they can make the difference between an 8-4 season and a perfect one.
Some recruits also play football with other targets' prospects. If your team has one of those on its commit list, then that's obviously one of the most important objectives of its campaign.
Here is the most valuable commit on every Top 25 team's list. For this piece, the third edition of ESPN's way-too-early Top 25 was used. It's far more current than last season's final Top 25, and there is not an official preseason AP Top 25 yet.
*All recruiting information is from 247Sports.com