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Want planes? Train in automobiles

For young juco coaches, road trips -- not private jets -- are the key to recruiting

Updated: December 17, 2013, 6:44 PM ET
By Jeremy Crabtree | ESPN RecruitingNation

MIAMI -- Oscar Rodriguez saw the tweet and just shook his head.

Driving north on Interstate 95 in a white, grime-covered van with a broken air conditioner and a special odor that comes only from leftover fast-food wrappers, Rodriguez saw Utah State coach Matt Wells' post about hitting the recruiting trail that included a picture of a private jet.

"Utah State has a private jet?" Rodriguez, the recruiting coordinator for Garden City (Kan.) Community College, asked to nobody ...

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