If I make a starting spot promise to a recruit during recruiting and then redshirt him, does this delay the promise? Will he get upset? What about a playing time promise?
The redshirt season does not delay the promise and the player may get upset. A freshman start promise is a commitment to start the player in his first season with the team. Likewise, a sophomore start promise is a commitment to start the player in his second season with the team. A playing time promise (percent of plays) is for the player's first season with the team. The promises correspond to the player's year in school and not his eligibility.
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