While head coaches are usually the ones who receive most of the accolades for the blue chip recruiting classes that they haul in each February, most recruiting fanatics know that a lot of the dirty work in recruiting is actually handled by assistant coaches. Because of this, the best teams will always have an assistant or two up their sleeve who is an ace recruiter that will frequently be put on the top prospects on their list.
Having an assistant on staff that can battle it out with the other best recruiters in the country and come out on top can make all of the difference in whether or not a program remains elite, so it comes at no surprise that the majority of assistants in the Pac-12 that are the best recruiters are employed by USC, Oregon and Stanford. Some of the elite recruiters in the conference should be familiar names for fans, but others are assistants who have only recently emerged as outstanding recruiters and though it is difficult to quantify exactly since there aren't objective statistics for recruiting, I believe that there is a handful of assistant coaches that should be regarded as the ten best recruiters in the conference.
8. Demetrice Martin, UCLA Bruins defensive backs coach: Martin was Steve Sarkisian's ace recruiter before Mora lured him back to LA and Lupoi trekked up to the Northwest. An LA native, Martin has a lot of rapport in the area and is already a valuable asset for Mora in the recruiting game, helping sign blue chip defensive lineman Ellis McCarthy in 2012.
10. Tee Martin, USC Trojans wide receivers coach: Martin doesn't have the resume of some of the other more experienced and veteran assistants in the conference but he is already blazing such a fantastic path with the Class of 2013 that it would be impossible to leave him off this list and he is sure to rise in the near future.