Posted by dahsdebater on 3/27/2013 12:12:00 AM (view original):
I never requested more recruits, I think it's absolutely preposterous that they would arbitrarily add recruits this late. Frankly, this kind of irresponsible kneejerk action on the part of administration makes me tempted to stop playing the game... I consider this horrible handling of the situation if they really did nothing to compensate.
I agree. At least before we all had the same, level playing field.
I had already done my scouting and was unavailable the rest of the day, including needing my wife to send my 6 pm phone calls out for me. I had to scrape together time to give a cursory glance at the new recruits at least to add some to my pool. I'm still sure I missed a lot of them, putting me at a disadvantage over those who scouted later - of course I did save $650 on FSS (FWIW that's most of the southeast - there were over 100 new recruits just in my 8 states. The $650 is including the 20% discount) - and I agree that money is not terribly significant, even at D 2, but it might be to someone at D 3.
I'm also not sure if I missed any potential new pull downs because the rankings all changed. I found a few guys that I had color coded as pulldowns ended up on my D 2 list (I found this once I got home tonight to check recruiting and read my 6 pm responses).
I realize none of this is earth shattering, and in the end maybe it won't matter. If I get a good class who cares after all... but I would have preferred not to scramble and just fight over the scraps available and take a couple walkons and try again next season, like everyone else would have had to.