There are 3 ways to address this, I would support any of them:
- Overlay a function that will allow a coach to assign 1st cycle recruiting actions that becomes available after the draft, but still run at 8pm;
- The cut-off for new coaches to join is now 1.5 days (2 am on the 1st day thru 4 pm the next). That could be extended into the morning on a third day. The first cycle would still be run at 8pm EST, but it would start at, say, noon, rather than 6 pm; or
- Leave it exactly as it is, but disallow Home Visits & Campus Visits during the first cycle.
I think option 1 would take a little programming time & debugging --- so that's probably out. Option 3, while I think it is a great idea to make recruiting more realistic (who the hell show's up on a recruit's doorstep while making the first phone call while driving through the neighborhood?...creepy...) and it would promote more D1 battles, but I expect it would be as popular as herpes & head lice.
That leaves option 2. Extending the signup time might result in...wait for it...more coaches signing up for a world. The job application process could be shortened by a day to make the offseason take no additional time (it would probably help to have the 1st job applications accepted at around 6-8 pm EST to give other coaches ample time to fill any new openings).