Recruiting is not an exact science, but for the most part, guys who can play get found. Coaches get fired when players that they fail to recruit go on to do great things elsewhere. In the climate that we live in today, if you want to be seen, there are great opportunities that exist to preform in front of coaches. The mega camps that they hold in the summer at places like UIndy and Lindenwood are examples. The College Exposure Showcase event this weekend at the Colt's facility is another. There will be coaches from several levels, and several states in attendance to see 175+ young men showcase their skills.
The bottom line is that recruiting has evolved tremendously over the last 15 years. Right now more than ever, if a player wants to be seen, they have every opportunity to do so. From participating in camps and combines, to getting highlights out on social media, probably the least important part of recruiting is where you live and the size of the school you play at.