Naturally, coaches are at the forefront of the recruiting efforts for their teams.
Coaches are the face of the program, and what they say goes. Of course, a strong call from or a visit with a prospective coach will weigh heavily upon a potential recruit's decision.
Some coaches hit the trail harder than others, and some are simply better than others at selling the program's message and getting a high school football player to come and play for his team.
Of course, this theory goes both ways. For all the good a coach can do on the recruiting trail and positive energy he can provide when things go well, he also plays the part of the fall guy when things don't necessarily go as planned.
Here is a breakdown of the top college football coaches after National Signing Day...