Weird series of scholarship messages in a recent battle; I placed no recruiting effort between these 3 messages.
Day 2, 5 PM: "If I had to give you an answer, I'd have to say no, but I just can't decide yet. I need more time. I'm sure you understand, right?"
Day 3, 2 AM: "Coach, I'm really on the fence right now - there are a couple of other schools I really like right now too. I can't decide just yet."
Day 3, 8 PM: "Coach, it's down to a handful of schools - you're on my very short list. I just can't say yes right now until I've made my final campus visits. At it stands right now, you're my top choice though."
The other guy did not try to redshirt this recruit. Any clues as to why we might have gained without spending any money? Or are these all flavors of, "you're very slightly behind?"