Recent upswings at Houston and South Florida have helped make the AAC the class of college football recruiting outside the Power 5. Tom Herman’s latest Cougar class outranked 26 other major conference programs. USF, on the other hand, has beaten at least two Power 5 teams on the recruiting trail each year since the turn of the decade.
While there is certainly a group of usual suspects who can be relied upon to have a strong recruiting trail presence, 32 different programs can boast beating a Power 5 team between 2010 and 2016. Granted, that’s usually Kansas or Boston College, but it’s still an achievement that can lead to sustained success down the line. Utah State, for example, has topped only two major conference teams in the recruiting rankings since 2010, but the Aggies are riding a five-season bowl streak. Continue Reading by Clicking Here
by Christian D’Andrea | SB Nation
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