This recruiting cycle, it’s become particularly evident that there are different recruiting methods regarding how many offers to hand out. Jim Stefani has mentioned this several times already this year. Ohio State has given very few offers to 2010 high school prospects, whereas Michigan seems to have offered everyone under the sun:
The Michigan coaching staff had better be on top of their scholarship management when it comes to the Class of 2010. They have about….
….125 offers out there, and with 9 early verbals that leaves room for probably about another 13-17 commitments. They are handing out…
…”offers” like candy this year. It is a fine balancing act between offering kids early to maintain interest and being selective enough..
…..to hold out for the top kids. RichRod nd staff will need to be master jugglers this year. Interesting thing is that Ohio State….
…is taking the completely opposite approach and has been more selective than any other school in the nation in making early offers.
Also: Jim Stefani doesn’t understand the point of Twitter.
I’ll explore this in further depth later, but for now, I’d just like to point out that there is no “right way” to do it. Florida, for example, seems to offer everyone, much like Michigan. Texas, like Ohio State, is very selective with who it offers. Both schools are riotously successful in the recruiting game (as is Ohio State, and Michigan will hopefully get there with a little better product on the field).
So, I ask you, fair readers: What do you think? This discussion may be colored a bit by the semi-controversial commitment of Drew Dileo, but I’m interested to hear what the fans think.