Posted by dukenilnil on 3/19/2013 9:20:00 AM (view original):
Weird recruiting issue.
Called 2 recruit on 1st cycle, received backup message and he kept my scholarship offer.
After signings started, I wasn't sure I wanted to sign him so I withdrew the scholarship offer but was thinking I may recruit him again later.
Went back to call him, and now he is rejecting my phone calls and the coach is telling me he'll never sign.
The history now also says "declined scholarship offer" even though I was the one who w/drew it.
I've never had a player go from having you as a backup to not even taking a phone call before.
I guess w/drawing a scholarship offer can take a recruit from being a backup to not w/n reach at all. I always thought w/drawing offers was net neutral (whatever benefit you got from offering it was lost, but no more, when you w/drew). Live and learn.
ive heard of this happening before... cant remember much about it, was a long time ago. but im pretty sure you are wrong about the scholarship, withdrawing is a net negative, and i think the thinking was (possibly confirmed by CS), that the withdrawl put you negative enough for the player to never consider you. which still sort of doesnt add up, you'd think you could eval your way out of it, but there might be some hard coded stop gap to stop you from being able to pull *anyone* down with sufficient evals, and maybe that stop gap is catching guys in this situation.
edit: should have read the rest of the thread BEFORE posting, not after, but anyway - i dont think it was ever confirmed or denied if you could eval your way out of it. if recruiting is still going, it would be interesting to know if you could. sounds like CS is saying you can.
3/19/2013 2:19 PM (edited)