We recruited Joe Reilly away from one of the Phillips Academies in the summer. But he wasn't committed to a college for the next year I don't believe. What are the regulations/ethics of making an offer to this young man to play this season at HC, and would it make basketball sense if he would clear admissions?
I don't see the logic of Nelson holding over a scholarship for a year. The future is now.
I assume you don't mean the staff has to spell out to recruits that they can leave right away if they don't like the place (which they can, of course). Bad form, IMHO.
You mean the staff has to read them their rights? They know their rights and should exercise them as they wish. If HC has a right to offer another scholarship I'm thinking why hold back after eight straight losing years. But some good points have been made that a dozen might be better than a baker's dozen.
Transfers a new day for recruiting/resourcing teams??
consider during Carmody's & Brown's time, recruiting full pay walk ons was part of offsetting bball scholarship costs
The only "recruited" walk on's that I recall were the group of Hart, Yeutter, and Lovisolo. There were 13 scholarship players on the team their freshman season. Not much scholarship saving there. At least that's the only time I remember a non scholarship player being announced. I suppose there could be other examples that I don't remember. Obviously if that's the only time I remember recruited walk ons, I have no recollection of that being part of Coach Brown's recruiting strategy
On a number of occasions RW spoke about wanting players who were good at "stealing hubcaps." For a time many posters used that term in describing recruits who were strong defensive players following up on RW's comment. Ans, yes, Al McGuire also used it. I wonder who got it from whom?
Better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.