How to keep a prospect committed
By Bill Conley
Interesting. Seen this said many times, but good advice to read again. I like the part about treating an athlete like he is not committed. Dead period ends this week, hope our guys are at it with gusto. While chasing down the fence-sitters is important, we can't lose any ground with those who have already committed, either.
Just 9 guys verballed so far...
Preventing player contact is very difficult no matter what methods opposing universities might attempt, as the recruiting wars continue until signing day. In my opinion, it's better to take an offensive strategy than a defensive one when trying to hold on to a recruit. The school that has obtained the verbal commitment must stay aggressive and treat the athlete like he is not committed. In other words, keep giving him the same or even more attention even though he's supposedly in the fold. A recruiter can absolutely not take anything for granted.