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Recruiting offer and commitment question

obcanes

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When you hand out several offers at a position, does the first commit automatically get in regardless of rank on board or are players told that the team is waiting for certain hour ranked players to give them an answer?
 

Cryptical Envelopment

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When you hand out several offers at a position, does the first commit automatically get in regardless of rank on board or are players told that the team is waiting for certain hour ranked players to give them an answer?

There are no rules. Coaches can play games, some offers are committable, some are just fluff... they can slow-play a kid that wants to commit, they can take a commit and drop the kid later. It can get really, really dirty.
 

SFbayCane

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As CE mentioned above, there are no rules. Most of the big time programs will over-offer and be "relatively honest" with kids, telling them they're a Plan A or Plan B kid. (Plan B meaning they might have 4 scholarships available at a given position and the kid in question is #5 - #8 on their wish list.) This is not as bad as it sounds as most kids will learn their true market value throughout the process. (I.E.: They get 10 offers from various programs, 5 from power five programs who either slow play them or openly tell them they are a plan B kid and 5 offers from mid-major programs who make them a priority).


Where it gets kind of ugly is when a coach has a kid on his Plan B list, accepts the commitment, then gets a commitment from one of their Plan A kids, then goes back and tells the Plan B kid that they want to withdraw the commitment and tells them to look elsewhere late in the process when many other teams have filled their commitment spots.

Again, there are no rules.
 

gary16506

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As CE mentioned above, there are no rules. Most of the big time programs will over-offer and be "relatively honest" with kids, telling them they're a Plan A or Plan B kid. (Plan B meaning they might have 4 scholarships available at a given position and the kid in question is #5 - #8 on their wish list.) This is not as bad as it sounds as most kids will learn their true market value throughout the process. (I.E.: They get 10 offers from various programs, 5 from power five programs who either slow play them or openly tell them they are a plan B kid and 5 offers from mid-major programs who make them a priority).


Where it gets kind of ugly is when a coach has a kid on his Plan B list, accepts the commitment, then gets a commitment from one of their Plan A kids, then goes back and tells the Plan B kid that they want to withdraw the commitment and tells them to look elsewhere late in the process when many other teams have filled their commitment spots.

Again, there are no rules.
And we get mad when an 18 year old kid changes his mind at the last moment.............everyone in the process is looking out for Number One.
 
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