Coaches recruit with intensity because it is how they build their teams for the future. A bad recruiting class can set a team up for a poor season three or four years down the line.
However, a great recruiting class, followed by another impressive haul, can set a team up to compete for a championship, which is the ultimate goal. While examining many 2014 recruiting classes, it appears several teams are recruiting their way to a championship.
A dominant program in the SEC has another class that will help them stay on top. A team in the Big 12 has a class that could get them over the hump, plus a Pac-12 program has a class of prospects that will help it compete for another conference championship and Rose Bowl.