College programs, despite the prospects' increased awareness, continue to woo recruits with the same tricks they've used for years.
Why? Because it often works.
Safety Landon Collins, No. 7 in the ESPNU 150 out of Geismar, La., visited LSU in December and ate dinner at Texas De Brazil, one of the most expensive restaurants in Baton Rouge.
The recruits stay at the nicest hotels and spend time with the most attractive female students. It's enjoyable, for sure, according to the recruits.
"But the girls aren't going to help you through school," Collins said. "They're not going to get you up at 7 in the morning to work out or help you learn the playbook."