I don't want to play zone. I don't know why you have a problem with that. The fact that there's a thread asking not whether a zone is a disadvantage, but how much, suggests that I'm far from alone in this.
We don't have the rebounding to beat anyone anyway, and I'm dealing with finals, final projects, prep for a family visit, and prep for a 2 week trip to Europe. So it's pretty low on the priority list right now. Honestly the only reason I'm checking this site lately is to see what the latest foolishness written about me is.
I don't really care about playing zone because that's not what I would play if I stay around to next year. You say I need to learn, well why would I play a defense that I don't plan on using? Wouldn't that curtail learning that would help me in the future? Though it's not like I don't understand what a man to man defense is vs. a zone...not really much to learn there.
What I did during recruiting worked fine until 3 of my recruits got vulched at the last minute. Really nothing I could have done about it that I didn't do. They're just better programs right now. IMO that shouldn't be as easy as it is and the time you put in over the course of the entire recruiting season, the consistency of interest, should matter, but it is what it is and that's the game. If i get 4 more capable players next year, it won't really be a problem, will it?
It's already been said though that trying to recruit quality for 11 open spots was more or less an impossible mission, and that being the case I'd rather have 4 good players and no roster filler as have a bunch of people I want to cut later. So I'm comfortable with that.