For those of you who follow recruiting (including you, weird message board guy who tweets at every 18-year-old your school is chasing after), you all know that as usual, schools like Florida, Alabama and Notre Dame are having monster recruiting years. To the surprise of many, other programs like Ole Miss, Texas A&M and UCLA are pounding the pavement, and closing in on top classes as well.
Of course with the good, there is the bad, and in the 2013 recruiting cycle, there is plenty of ugliness as well. The reasons for each program’s struggles are different, varying from coaching turnover, to scholarship limitations and looming NCAA sanctions.
But with less than a week left until Signing Day, there are still a number of programs that need to pick things up.
Here are five who need to kick it into fifth-gear.
Oregon (No. 22 ranked class via Rivals.com)
There is both good and bad news for Oregon, which currently has the No. 22 ranked class overall according to Rivals....