Posted by bistiza on 2/11/2013 11:51:00 AM (view original):
Sounds like he realized he had no other options and time was running out to sign with someone so he signed with you.
it was the first cycle of signings... players will reduce the amount it takes to consider you over time, so the effect you are talking about does sort of exist, but i really dont think it applies in this situation. the result of that effect should be for a guy barely not considering you to start considering you say with a day left in recruiting, then signing the next cycle, or at the end of recruiting. but he should still show up at least 1 cycle before signing. if you do more effort, i think a guy can sign with you after recruiting ended, in that 11-12 cycle, without considering you first - but thats the only case i am aware of.