October has a great schedule of upcoming games in college football. Many teams have started the in-conference portion of their schedule, key freshmen are contributing and roles have been defined.
Recruits also are starting to schedule their visits, and many like to go on trips on the weekend of a big game. The smart prospects attend the best games to see a program at its peak focus, plus to get the best feel of how intense a game-day atmosphere can be.
The SEC has several different games this month that a recruit would be wise to attend. However, the Pac-12's schedule is also impressive. Toss in a national rivalry game, and it's to see why many recruits are excited to attend many of the upcoming games in October.