what it takes to get to very tight varies greatly too, across the spectrum of situations. A+ d1 school can send a 5 star 10 HVs + start, thats a mere 3K local, and be *tight*. i had A prestige south carolina - about as strong an A as you can have, i believe. but with 22 HVs + start + minutes, those guys did not have me at tight. some of those A+s werent very strong ones either, some were A++ types but plenty weren't. so i think there is a significantly complex formula for what it takes to get a recruit *tight*, including the recruit's position, his perception of your school compared to him (are you someone he thinks very highly of, or someone he will talk to right away but thinks is a bit below him, guys who have to pull him down, etc), as well as the division you are in, and prestige.