With the college football season entering Week 5, many teams now have a solid sample size for observers to start to evaluate them. Some teams are off to expected good starts, but others have surprised the country by how well they've played early on.
As with anything that has to do with a college football team, recruiting factors in. The teams off to surprising starts to this 2013 season have a chance to use that as a boost on the trail.
A Big 12 program already has surpassed its win total from last year, which should help show recruits that improvements are being made. An SEC team in its second year is off to an admirable start, plus a Big Ten team's recruiting should be helped by its current record.