A few comments on the above:
From what I hear, there are spots around the country where playing Legion ball can get you recruited -- where it's strong enough that coaches scout it. But IMHO, those are the exception. In our area, Legion has become the recreational venue for players not on travel teams. It is not scouted often at all. Think of it from the college coach's perspective: Would you like to drive hours into the countryside to see one game, or would your time be better spent at a weekend, or week-long event where there'll be dozens or even hundreds of games to look at? And where the kid you're looking at will face his toughest competition?
As to coaches not caring about academics: My son got that vibe a few places. We scratched them off our list. Tons of coaches do care, and I would urge you to keep your antennae up to discern which are which and choose your target schools accordingly.