Posted by bigorangelvr on 5/12/2014 9:19:00 AM (view original):
Thanks guyo, just to make sure I understand before taking on this challenge. If I sign 4, and my assistant signs the other two to fill out the 6 freshmen limit, that will leave me with the one returning player the six signees and 5 walkons?
I would suggest trying to find a terrible senior transfer and try to sign that senior on the cheap. You could even sign a Junior (either JuCo or X'fer) for next to nothing and do far better than getting assigned some terrible freshman. They don't need to be any good, but just signed to balance classes. You can bring them off the bench and they'll help your team more than walk-ons will.
If you watch very carefully just before and the cycle after signings start, you might even see some very good transfers get dumped that will show up on your D3 list. Or just save a little money until the day after signings start to pick up bad JuCo Juniors as they drop down. If you only intend on signing 4 freshmen, then a terrible senior transfer and a terrible junior will not affect your recruiting budget for the next season or the season after. You'd still have a 6 scholarship budget and those terrible players would leave in a season or two, rather than sticking around for 4.