@glaity- I disagree with a few things here. This isn't a prestige issue....this is a $$$ issue...but I will get to that in a second. Your last line is misleading as far as recruiting goes. There is pretty much no difference between 181 miles and 360 miles when it comes to a "battle" at any level. I don't have exact numbers in front of me, but I know it's a minimum of $800 for a CV at 0 miles, and it's $1044 at 360 miles. I believe it's around 1k for 181 miles. So for every CV between 181-360, he loses likely a maximum of $44 per CV.
Since our OP says he's 18kish in, he likely has 17 CV's or so in with his scouts, starts, etc. So far he's given ground of about $748 if that's the case.
$748 is not why he's losing this battle.
He's losing the battle because this guy is a monster for D1aa and should have been picked up already by a D1a school. He has good Ath, perfect Str, very good block, awesome GI, and slightly average Tech. If he got overlooked a bit, I can easily see these two being 50k+ into him and maybe even have 75% of their rolls into this guy.