There are a number of coaches that if you met in person, you would like for your son to go play for them for four years. Being a head coach ensures you as the face and main voice of a program. Not all coaches have favorable images, and some who do have may not be so favorable in private.
Yet, the head coach is always a critical draw for landing a recruit. What is he about? How does he help his players? How does he take care of them?
The assistant coaches do the leg work and form the tightest bonds with recruits, but the head coach has to seal the deal. If you're a head coach with a negative public image or a troubled past, then that will hinder your recruiting efforts.
Here are the top 5 head coaches, right now, that it seems recruits want to play for.