College Football Teams Who Have Exploded on the Recruiting Scene in Last 5 Years

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College Football Teams Who Have Exploded on the Recruiting Scene in Last 5 Years
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Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has built serious recruiting momentum.

Recruiting success can serve as a precursor to a rise in the standings. Though top prospects don't always equate to increased win totals, college football coaches who can consistently stockpile talented classes eventually see their efforts come to fruition with improved on-field performance.

We've grown accustomed to certain teams residing atop national recruiting rankings, from Florida State and Georgia to Alabama and LSU. However, various factors fuel changes in the landscape and allow other programs to emerge as desired destinations for premier players.

During the past five years, the ebbs and flows of recruiting have resulted in a number of risers. Credit goes to dedicated coaching staffs, star performers and, of course, big victories.

Though they may not all be giants in the recruiting spectrum, here's a look at teams that continue to climb the ladder.

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