Scout/FoxSports Recruiter of the Year
Ed Orgeron
Ed Orgeron
Posted Feb 3, 2011

USC assistant coach Ed Orgeron is the National Recruiter of the Year by, as voted on by the Recruiting Staff...

On Signing Day, head coaches get to talk to the media, get to take most (if not all) of the credit for putting together their class and are judged by how their class turns out.

But hitting the road to find those future stars is a big job for the assistant coaches, and no one did a better job this year than USC recruiting coordinator Ed Orgeron, who’s track record nationally paid huge dividends for the Trojans.

It was that effort that landed Orgeron as’s 2011 Recruiter of the Year.

Facing questions about their scholarship numbers, Orgeron and head coach Lane Kiffin crafted an outstanding class, the best in the Pac-12, and a top five class nationally.

Despite losing DeAnthony Thomas on Signing Day, the Trojans went into Kentucky to snag Lamar Dawson, Ohio to land Aundrey Walker and Florida for Buck Allen, while pulling in three more Scout 300 guys from Southern California in Marqise Lee, Christian Heyward and Junior Pomee.

Orgeron was a key reason for the Trojans’ run of talent in the last decade, which saw USC win a pair of national championships, and he continued his recruiting dominance in 2011.

Here are the 2011 Conference Recruiters of the Year:

ACC: Sam Pittman, North Carolina

Big East: Jeff Hafley, Rutgers

Big Ten: Luke Fickell, Ohio State

Big Twelve: Robert Prunty, Texas Tech

Conference USA: Adrian Klemm, SMU

MAC: Jason Candle, Toledo

Mountain West: Justin Fuente, TCU

Pac-12: Tosh Lupoi, California

SEC: Tommy Thigpen, Auburn

Sun Belt: Eric Mathies, Western Kentucky

WAC: Keith Williams, Fresno State

Independents: Bob Diaco, Notre Dame

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