Do Recruiting Rankings Equal Success in College Football?

First off, I want to give credit where credit is due. The research below was posted on in the recruiting section and was compiled using ratings from It was posted by a user whose screen name is “sugarlsu” so a big thanks to him for giving me his blessing to use his findings.
We all know college football doesn’t just live from September to January. There’s spring and summer practices, and Strength and Conditioning coaches kick into high gear when your mind usually turns to basketball season.

Along with that, there’s the virtual year-round battle for talent in college football: recruiting.
Ah yes, the “lifeblood” of a college football program.