College football recruiting is becoming more and more a rich man's game.
The bigger schools are outspending the smaller in every facet of the game, and recruiting resources are one of the places where money—towards travel, accommodations and flashy facilities—shows through most.
With that in mind, I'd like to look at 10 recruits who ignored the big money programs and chose the underdogs. Most of these programs are still BCS institutions, but they're certainly not the forerunners of their conference.
Only a special breed of player can commit themselves to the selfless act of joining the rebuilding program. Here's where we get to say thanks.