For Coaches, a Race With No Finish Line

The Chase is an occasional series on athletics recruiting.

Early in the morning, late at night, on weekends and days off and spare moments in between, college coaches work to lure the next generation of talent to their teams.

Recruiting is the backbone of college athletics, and it has always been a competitive and time-consuming pursuit. But now coaches face mounting pressure from athletes and parents clamoring for attention, and from athletic directors and even some