Sam Montgomery stand out as an out-of-state player on LSU's roster. It was relationships and the people in Baton Rouge that helped bring him to LSU.
When a prospect calls a coach to tell him he's committing, it touches off a celebration. The flip side is what comes after, when the same prospect must inform the programs he isn't chosshing.
Building personal relationships has helped Florida assistant coach D.J. Durkin strike recruiting gold with four of the top 15 ESPNU prospects in North Carolina.
While most recruits base their decisions on connections with coaches, Amara Darboh was more concerned about connecting with teammates. That's why he committed to Michigan.
2013 commit Dymonte Thomas learned honor, respect and work ethic from his father, Frank, a former Marine who also coached Dymonte.
2013 prospect from Texas is being recruited as a receiver by Oklahoma
Tenpenny is developing a solid relationship with running backs coach Cale Gundy.
Michigan can't fill its roster with all Midwest prospects. It only makes sense that this staff is mining California, where it spent time establishing relationships with high school coaches while at San Diego State.
Oklahoma Sooners quarterback target Brayden continue to develop a relationship with coach Josh Heupel.
Four-star DE Jordan Jenkins has kept Georgia in his mix, mostly because of his relationship with Todd Grantham.
2013 OL Stephen Mathie visits Michigan and comes away with favorable reviews.