2015 recruiter power rankings

4. Kirby Smart

School: Alabama
ESPN Junior 300 recruits: 2
Top recruit: ESPN Junior 300 No. 25 Mekhi Brown (Columbus, Ga./Carver)
What he's done: Smart, one of the best recruiters in the game for the last 10 years, has kicked off his 2015 effort with one of the best recruits in the country. Brown, the No. 3 defensive end in the nation, had his choice of schools but decided early on Tuscaloosa was the right spot for him largely based on Smart's efforts. Smart has also helped lure ESPN 300 offensive guard Dallas Warmack (Atlanta/Mays) and three-star defensive tackle Jonathan Ledbetter (Tucker, Ga./Tucker).

5. Charlton Warren

School: Nebraska
ESPN Junior 300 recruits: 2
Top recruit: ESPN Junior 300 No. 217 Eric Lee (Highlands Ranch, Colo./Valor Christian)
What he's done: Warren arrived from Air Force in mid-January and helped the Huskers close as strongly as anybody in the Big Ten in the 2014 class. He's also been able to help Nebraska land two ESPN 300 commitments from top players in the 2015 class. Lee, a four-star cornerback, had offers from Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado State and Oregon, but a visit to Nebraska's junior day sold him. Warren also helped land four-star athlete Avery Anderson (Colorado Springs, Colo./Pine Creek). Bo Pelini did a smart thing by hiring Warren, because he's given NU a boost of recruiting momentum it was lacking before he arrived.

6. Jerry Montgomery

School: Oklahoma
ESPN Junior 300 recruits: 2
Top recruit: ESPN Junior 300 No. 96 Marquise Overton (Jenks, Okla./Jenks)
What he's done: Michigan fans will tell you all about Montgomery's success as a recruiter, as he was a driving force in a number of the Wolverines' top 2014 commitments before he left for Norman. Since arriving at Oklahoma, Montgomery has done a lot of big things for OU, and the 2015 class is off to a great start. Overton is one of the most coveted defensive tackles in the country, and he's joined by another Montgomery recruit, ESPN 300 defensive tackle Du'Vonta Lampkin (Houston/Cy Falls).

7. JaJuan Seider

School: West Virginia
ESPN Junior 300 recruits: 2
Top recruit: ESPN Junior 300 No. 93 Kendrell McFadden (Hollywood, Fla./McArthur)
What he's done: When West Virginia has been at its best, it's recruited well in South Florida, and Seider has done a good job of helping the Mountaineers get off to a great start in the Sunshine State. Landing McFadden, one of the nation's best safety prospects, was a huge get in early January, because he had more than 20 scholarship offers. Seider also secured pledges from ESPN 300 receiver Jovon Durante (Miami/Jackson) and three-star receiver Kahlil Lewis (Miramar, Fla./Miramar).

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