Posted by harriswb3 on 9/24/2013 6:07:00 PM (view original):
If you have a guy that is YELLOW, and you want him...definitely offer the scholarship. He does not have to be GREEN to sign....but you have no idea if you are ahead or behind the other teams unless you offer that scholarship.
He actually DOES need to be green, it just doesn't matter how long.
Once signings start, recruiting actions are processed, then a determination of the 'effort gap' between schools on the same recruit is made. If this gap is large enough and the leading team has offered a scholarship, the player will briefly turn green (a couple of seconds), and then sign. You can see this happen by repeatedly refreshing your recruiting page around the time the cycle is rum.