I just redshirted an incoming freshman with my D1 Fordham team. He said he didn't think it was cool that I didn't tell him ahead of time, but his WE only went from 56 to 48, so from my perspective, this is not a big deal.
My question is - is there a danger he will transfer after this year? He did not threaten to transfer. My guess is "no", but I wanted to see what others thought.