Many college football staffs set recruiting boards similar to the way NFL coaches prepare for the Draft.

Source: SB Nation

Somewhere in the neighborhood of 3,000 high school athletes will sign their names on the dotted line with FBS programs Wednesday.

But before they could be names on a roster, they were names on a recruiting board.

The concept of the board is relatively simple, but how different programs arrive at different numbers is a unique insight into what builds a college program.

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