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June 25, 2013
Dallas Jackson is the National Columnist for Rivals.com. Email him your comments or story ideas to DallasJ@Yahoo-Inc.com and follow him on Twitter.
The season for making premature judgments in sports is summer.
The time between spring and fall practice in college football creates too big a gap to fill with logic, and the dog days drag on with idle chatter.
Over the next three days, Rivals.com will break down the current recruiting classes by jumping to sweeping conclusions seven-plus months before National Signing Day.
Today looks at which programs are best meeting their recruiting needs, Wednesday will take the other side and focus on programs that have yet to add key commitments, and Thursday will be a breakdown of which programs atop the team rankings have staying power and which are lurking in the shadows but poised to make a run.
This series is based on needs identified early in the cycle by the team of local writers and national recruiting analysts.
BEST OF THE BEST: MEETING RECRUITING NEEDS
BIG TEN: NORTHWESTERN
BIG 12: OKLAHOMA STATE