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Recruiting Game: Social media adds new dimension

Social media has taken on an integral role in recruiting, but it also has provided prep athletes with unprecedented levels of attention before they step on a college campus.

Recruiting Game: Coaches always have tricks up their sleeves

While playing a game of catch with four-star recruit David Long and his siblings during a January in-home visit, Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh tried to climb a tree in response to a challenge by Long’s little sister.

Recruiting Game: Satellite camps up ante for exposure

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh shook up the world of college football recruiting this summer with his unprecedented 39-stop, 22-city satellite camp tour that included an appearance in Las Vegas.

Recruiting Game: The rich continue to get richer

The arms race that has become an ocean the size of the Pacific in terms of opulence and luxury and extreme indulgence when it comes to facilities used to entice the egos of 18-year-olds has no foreseeable ending.

Recruiting Game: UNLV coaches want athletes for long-term relationship

The Big Ten and Pac-12 guarantee four-year scholarships, but NCAA rules already limit the conditions on how athletes can lose their grants-in-aid. At UNLV, every effort is made to see that athletes stay their entire four years.

Recruiting Game: Rankings don’t always tell the whole story

Recruiting rankings have existed in various forms for decades, but exploded in popularity after Seattle-area entrepreneur James Heckman launched an internet startup called RivalsNet in 1997.