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Coaches, recruits talk spring strategy

To call early or wait? That is the spring evaluation period question

Updated: April 15, 2013, 11:36 AM ET
By Jared Shanker | ESPN RecruitingNation

It's the age-old question: The tortoise or the hare? Start fast or end strong? Ricky Bobby says, "If you ain't first, you're last." But recruiting is a marathon, not a sprint.

Between April 15 and the end of May, college coaches are allowed to make one phone call each to junior prospects.

How important is a single phone call?

It depends who you ask, although we'll begin to get answers Monday as the spring evaluation period begins.

Eric Johnson, ...

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