The first full week of college football is in the books. Many teams looked good, but several had bad Week 1 outings. These programs missed golden opportunities to not only get off to a great start this season, but to also generate a good surge on the recruiting trail.
As with everything in college football, recruiting was impacted by these teams' bad outings. Failure to gain momentum by winning on Saturdays can be severe for teams to keep the attention of their top recruiting targets.
A Big 12 team lost its opening game, which could help nudge its top commitment to another school. A pair of SEC teams missed their chance to show the country they are for real. Also, a school looking for a reboot on the trail will be stalled for awhile after its bad loss this past weekend.