National signing day remains more than nine months away, but that date looms large in each college football recruiting department. Every phase of the year represents an opportunity to assemble a class that can take a program to the next level, so coaches stay busy scouting and targeting prospects.
We're in the midst of a pivotal stretch, as spring recruit evaluations are largely completed and scholarships have been sent to most junior high school athletes deemed worth of an offer. Spring camps give teams an opportunity to get players on campus, providing a personal setting to seal the deal on a commitment.
Several 2015 class standouts are still searching for the right fit, but many prefer to pledge soon in order to focus on their final high school seasons. We've seen a flurry of commitments this spring, which have altered the prospect landscape.
Here's a look at teams that have ramped up their recruiting efforts to build strong foundations for signing day.