College football fans know there are four segments of the game they love.
In order, there’s the regular season, followed by the postseason,which precedes the recruiting season, and culminates with spring practice.
Those outside the game — not players, coaches or administrators — tend to make a considerable amount of money on recruiting. The recruiting services seem to proliferate every season.
It’s often perceived as the time when the rich (colleges) get richer.
LSU and Southern California — at least under Pete Carroll — are near or at the top rung when all the begging is calculated.
The same can be said for Oklahoma under Bob Stoops.
Ohio State rarely is out of the top 10.