One of the great things about college football at the start of a new year is that right after bowl season, we immediately prepare for national letter of intent day. Unlike the regular season, we don’t have to wait for months to see who will be a future star of our favorite team, it comes just a few weeks after the National Championship. It’s a time when fans get an idea of what their favorite team is going to look like in the future.
For college football fans, and the media that follows them, it’s an exciting time of year.
- Fans get confirmation as to which of the most talented recruits actually choose a particular college, and why they make that decision.
- We get to see how one team compares with another team.
- Coaching staffs are credited with the tags of “great recruiters”, while others are questioned for their ability to reel-in high profile future stars.
But all of this hype begs the obvious question: Does a Division I football team’s recruiting class really determine their actual on-the-field success?
Download our fascinating new research study, which compares a college program’s recruiting rankings with their actual on-field performance in 2014.
Dan Tudor, founder of Tudor Collegiate Strategies, released this statement regarding this year’s findings:
“This research study is fascinating, as it really accentuates which college coaching staffs are doing the most with the talent they recruit”, said Tudor. “Matt Boyles, Director of Research for Tudor Collegiate Strategies, has put together a very measurable look at the recruiting results of Division I college football programs over an extended four year period, accounting for he impact on the field of different classes.”