I've gone from casual observer of college football recruiting to extensive time waster to avid follower to sleep-loser to my current position, recruiting's No. 1 fan.
In the course of that evolution, I've noticed that a multitude of factors contribute to a team's ability to recruit well consistently: good geographical positioning; a strong base of talent; a great closer at the top; assistant coaches who know their targets; success on the field; at least a nod towards tradition; and on and on.
Based on these factors, and taking 2010 classes into account, I've picked out 15 college programs I think are poised to dominate recruiting for the next decade.
This is just a projection, and for some, serious roadblocks exist. But if these can be overcome, the recruiting picture we'll see ten years from now could be dominated by these 15 names.