What is the key to winning yellow light battles with human players? This is my 20th season, with good success (257-43 record to date). In my world, My school is the winningest program in the world. I've been at the school 7 years and my worst record has been 14-2. But I win about 10% of my yellow light battles, no matter what I try.
Example: my #1 player is 600 miles away. He's in my vision and has been green lit the first 2 days; turns yellow on signing morning. Each of the first 7 recruiting segments thereafter I either do a home visit or a campus visit. I guarantee starting spot as sophomore-accepted. I guarantee 50% playing time as freshman-accepted. I spend, in total, 30% of my recruiting budget on this guy. And lose him 1 day later.
The team that signed him was also 600 miles away. The coach has been there 4 years. The school is the 20th winningest program.
Same thing (different school/coach) happened last 2 seasons.
What should I do different?