I informed a recruit of my intentions to redshirt him and received this response, "Coach, listen, I wasn't that impressed with your school so far, it doesn't help your case if you really think you can land a player like me and expect to redshirt me."
However, he is still considering me and it doesn't say that he rejected the redshirt in the history tab, so I can't rescend the offer. Also, I know this action had a negative consequence because the team I battled for him showed back up on his considering list (although it is possible the other school could have put more effort into the recruit, but I don't think this is the case because the other coach seems to have moved on).
I've never seen this before, so if he signs with me will it be as a redshirt and with his originally advertised amount of WE? Thanks.