Tee Martin, USC Buzz: One of the only holdovers from the previous regime, Martin is an excellent recruiter and showed it, especially late, when USC did phenomenally well on National Signing Day. Martin was pivotal in landing five-star athlete Adoree' Jackson and five-star safety John Smith on Wednesday. Four-star offensive guard Damien Mama also chose the Trojans and Martin was key in his recruitment. The USC assistant coach who has tremendous connections across the country also worked hard on landing Olajuwon Tucker, Rahshead Johnson, Chris Brown and others.
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Mike Bloomgren, Stanford Buzz: Stanford's 2014 offensive line class is one of the best in the Pac-12 and Bloomgren is a big reason why. He flipped Rivals 250 offensive lineman Reilly Gibbons from Miami just days before Signing Day, flipped three-star Jesse Burkett from Vanderbilt a few weeks before Signing Day and hauled in Casey Tucker, arguably the top tackle in the West. Bloomgren was the regional recruiter for Rivals 250 linebacker Bobby Okereke and fullback Daniel Marx, among others, in the impressive Cardinal class.
Tony Dews, Arizona Buzz: Arizona's wide receivers coach spent an inordinate amount of time at Los Angeles Salesian and it paid off in a huge way for the Wildcats by landing four-star athlete Marquis Ware, four-star linebacker Jamardre Cobb and three-star Rodney Carr. Dews was also an important factor in the recruitment of three-star quarterback Brandon Dawkins, running back Jonathan Haden and junior college quarterback Jerrard Randall. A big assist was also in order with four-star receiver Cameron Denson, one of the big prizes in this recruiting class.
Keith Heyward, USC Buzz: USC's defensive backs coach did an excellent job loading up players, especially at the position he coaches. Heyward had recruited four-star Jonathan Lockett to Washington, so flipping him to USC was not a major problem. Lockett is definitely a big catch. Heyward was also responsible for landing John Plattenburg out of Houston Lamar and formerly of Corona (Calif.) Centennial and Jacksonville (Fla.) Raines defensive back Lamont Simmons. JUCO defensive tackle Claude Pelon was also a Heyward target.
Pierre Ingram, California Buzz: Ingram filled one of the most glaring positions of need for Cal with two top-50 running backs in four-star Tre Watson and Vic Enwere despite a 1-11 record and lots of competition. UCLA and Washington were both after Watson and Enwere had a long offer list with Michigan making the hardest push. Ingram was also one of the primary recruiters for four-star linebacker Chandler Leniu, who had been committed to Washington State earlier in the process.
Jimmy Lake, Washington Buzz: The Washington staff had an unenviable situation -- come to a new program (from Boise State) and land some top targets who were either committed elsewhere or were serious about other schools. Lake did a phenomenal job getting high four-star safety Budda Baker to the Huskies over UCLA and others. He also helped flip Naijiel Hale, Sidney Jones and a few other prospects. In the weeks leading up to Signing Day, Washington's class had begun to fall apart. Lake and others did a great job getting some top talent to Seattle.
John Neal, Oregon Buzz: Oregon assistant coaches Gary Campbell and Scott Frost deserve credit for loading up in this Ducks' class too, but we'll give Neal the nod, especially since he helped land a bunch of defensive backs that should help for years to come. Mattrell McGraw, Glen Ihenacho and Arrion Springs are three of Neal's top targets. He also helped with others in this class, which ended up in the top half of the Pac-12 rankings.