You have to be relentless. There are thousands of emails every week sent to these coaches. Emails need to go to coaches, position coach, assistant coaches. We even have sent to secretaries and strength coaches. Relentless. I think it also shows commitment on the recruits end.
We emailed weekly highlights and even after season we continued with weekly, every Sunday early and we would get many real-time responses.
Just sending in a few emails won’t get noticed unless you are a 4+ star recruit.
Also as you know, MIT, even with support is at best 20% odds. High stat 1550+ SAT: 35+ ACT rejected by the thousands. It’s MIT.
During our recruiting process we found the UAA schools and Tier 1 LAC's offered substantial academic merit money, equaling or bettering many of the D1s (partials, preferred walk on, etc). If he is an outstanding student, there is plenty of money to entice him.