I will preface this with the following statement: I do not have the information readily available, so this is more of an inquiry, although it can still be discussion kindling. I will also state that it's unlikely this type of information exists on the Internet, and that it is probably a stat worth checking out to someone out there.
With that said, I'll start by quoting gremlin from Texas Recruiting, "If you recruit early guys are less likely to have tons of offers."
Does anybody have information regarding Coach Rodriguez's recruiting at West Virginia & previous stops? Specifically, I'm looking for recruitment statistics. Things like when players usually committed to WVU, et al. - did Coach Rodriguez & co. hit the recruiting trail early and reel in their recruits quickly, or is this season a bit of an anomaly? What about other schools' recruiting classes, specifically, classes with a majority of early commits?
Is there evidence to the contrary?
I'm trying to figure out this second year bump that Rodriguez's programs traditionally enjoy. There's a number of variables in it, but it seems there may be a correlation between early commits and overall success.