Posted by spasticity on 10/9/2012 11:17:00 AM (view original):
Posted by chapelhillne on 10/8/2012 10:25:00 PM (view original):Why did you have 5 recruits considering you for 4 open spots? Were you planning on cutting someone and hadn't done it yet? I only mention it because that could be a part of why he came after your players. I think a lot of people, myself included, would take "n+1 considering for n spots" as a sign of weakness. I'm sure you're aware of that, but I dunno, maybe it played a role.
I am not very happy right now. I have Palm Beach Atlantic and had 5 recruits picked out for 4 spots, going into the 8 PM signing cycle. All had been considering me and never considering any other player, except one had considered a SIM. I come back to see the players I signed, and come to discover that Midget218 at Florida Institute of Technology has jumped on three of the four players. Highly unethical. I can see poaching one, maybe two if he wanted to be a jerk, but 3!!!
I had 4 picked out and a ton of cash left, and decided I'd see if I could improve upon one of the players, which I did. I was going to rescind the scholarship of the 5th one, which I did after the 5 PM cycle before signing since I still had 5 guys considering only me. After he poached me, I went ahead and re-offered the scholarship and got the player for $100 - he was a player I was reasonably happy to get. Usually, in my experience at D3, there's not a lot of poaching that goes on from D2 to D3, because usually a good D2 coach can get lower level D1 players to consider them. I figured at the most, I might have one of my players challenged. I've never had more than one player poached in a recruiting period, and never more than one guy from the same team. I just felt like this was a low blow. I would never do that to another coach, even if it could benefit my team, because there are so many choices out there. For example, the PF I ended up signing after getting poached was just about as good as the one he competed against me for. In fact, right now it is a better player by a decent amount, although the one he took has more upside. If I had been in his position, I would have gone after that player instead of competing for multiple players from the same guy.