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Request Title: Recruiting - later rounds
Currently, prospects will visit only a maximum of 5 schools in each round. That works fine in round 1. But, could it be 7 or 8 schools in round 2, and 10 schools (or unlimited) in round 3? In later rounds, tier 1 (and many tier 2) schools only have a couple of spots to fill, but may (understandably) invite 40 or 50 prospects because they don't know who will visit. Many of those are only fallback options for those schools, while teams that actually want those players are locked out of even making bids. Some prospects go through all three rounds unsigned because they are fallbacks for top schools and teams that want them never get them to visit.
Submitted Jan 13 15:49:20 2019
by Arkimedes Z
Coaches In Favor of Change: Arkimedes Z, Coach Clipboard, Stephen Thompson, John Henry, Mark Good, Xane Cox, Nate Fowler
Coaches Opposed to Change: none
Coach Clipboard: Strongly agree - prospects take their official visits but the extra ones beyond the five in the first round would pretty much simulate unofficial visits and yes does make sense re: the players falling through the cracks
John Henry: I would be in favor if we cap the number of schools at 10 or less in later rounds.
One area to be careful is that Tier I teams may poach a few of the more talented guys late in this scenario. Even with no scholarships they can invite up to max allowed and will have more recruits show up as visits on each team. It might be worth the risk if they save a handful of points to throw at them.
This would be the opposite of the intent of the change.
Status: In Review (last updated Feb 3 11:18:48 2019
Priority: Under Discussion
The number five was chosen because recruits are only allowed to take five recruiting visits. Granted, this paradigm breaks down a little in rounds beyond the first (since a recruit could conceivably end up with 15).
So, while I'm not a big fan of a huge code change effort that most coaches will never see, but am open to thoughts on how to make later recruiting rounds more wide open.
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