When i was much younger i had an insanely good looking friend who could get any chick he wanted wherever we went. We called him "Rico Sauve" and even strippers tried to pick him up if we hit one of those establishments. My strategy was to wait until he got whoever he wanted then the leftovers, and there were lots to choose from, were just happy to have somebody paying attention to them and i did (almost) as well as he did. The trick for me at least was knowing my place (second prize) and acting accordingly.
Anyways I was thinking the other day that when it comes to recruiting Hoke is kinda like my old friend Rico and Urban Meyer is playing my role. He's basically letting Hoke get whatever he wants and then will swoop in on the leftovers and give them some pity-love.