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Ranking the recruiters

The recruiter power rankings examine which assistant coaches have already done damage on the recruiting trail in the 2015 class. Beyond looking at how many four- or five-star recruits a coach lands, the rankings take into account the needs those recruits will fill at the next level.

With the season and official visits off and running and more than 200 players in the ESPN 300 having already committed, the coaches are working extra hard to bolster their classes.

Previous rankings: Feb. 6 | April 17 | June 19 | Aug. 25 | Sept. 22

Here's where the rankings stand:

10. Jeff Scott
School: Clemson
ESPN 300 recruits: 1
Top recruit: ESPN 300 No. 114 Garrett Williams
Previous ranking: 10
What he's done: The numbers that matter the most for Scott are 23 and 2, not the one ESPN 300 commit he's landed so far. As Clemson's recruiting coordinator, Scott has helped the Tigers pull in 23 commitments and the second-best class in the country. In the end, those are the numbers that matter the most. Outside of Alabama's run, nobody has impressed more than the Tigers and a lot of their success can be attributed to Scott. He's had a hand in virtually every commitment they've reeled in. Adding Ray-Ray McCloud III in late July was a very big pickup for the Tigers, and Scott's fingerprints were all over his pledge.
Looking to the future: Clemson has only two 2016 commits so far, but Scott has been working hard to get some elite prospects in Florida looking at the Tigers. A name to keep an eye on is No. 5 junior receiver Darnell Salomon, who lists the Tigers in his top group along with Alabama, Florida, Florida State and LSU.