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Summer camps a key in college football recruiting

Updated: February 2, 2009, 2:10 PM ET
Associated Press

Nevada coach Chris Ault started his career scouting for football players at a time when recruiting video was scarce, the Internet was unknown and word of mouth was the best method of investigating a prized prospect.

In those 1970s, he says, "you took the coaches' word."

Nowadays, YouTube is flooded with amateur highlight reels for every scholarship hopeful in the country. Coaching offices at top colleges regularly get homemade portfolios, sent by zealous parents trying to land their ...

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