Was replying when you were. You are 100% correct, coaches don't recruit teams, they recruit players.
I am a big believer that you don't have to be on a high profile team or break the bank doing showcases to get a scholarship. Usually it just becomes an excuse when the parent sees others getting offers early. I would concentrate on what's important, which might mean contacting programs that fit the players skills. Way to many want to play on programs that they will get lost at. Consider it a favor that any coach from any top conferences hasn't offered, it usually doesnt turn out well.