Early Offer: Remember HS coaches

The Early Offer is RecruitingNation's regular feature, giving you a dose of recruiting in the mornings. Today’s offerings: There’s no question social media has forever changed the way recruiting is done. Coaches now have instant access to kids 24-7 through direct messaging on Twitter and Facebook. But many recruiters know the real key to winning the prized prospects over in the end is to not forget about the high school coach. Plus, Oregon isn’t the only school selling prospects on cool uniforms. TCU made an effort to let recruits know about their special relationship with Nike earlier this week.

High school coach could be ‘X-factor’