Or it might make the school that needs the recruit feel it has to use more effort to court him. Sort of like bidding up an auction you don't intend to win, to leave a competitor with less cash for one you'd like to compete in.
Great Quote from Jaron Dukes's Head Coach on Urban Meyer
Meyer is getting a late start to the 2013 class and we're offering high caliber players. There's nothing odd or particularly noteworthy about any of this.
especially about the in-state God/Coach.
But a lot of UM caliber kids are OSU caliber as well, so it's not always because Urban just copies Hoke.
This hasn't really been a bad strategy considering that it's worked. What I want to know is what makes him such a great recruiter. Bobby Bowden was very charismatic, Pete Carroll good play up that you can go to school on the beach, be a part of the laid back atmosphere he creaed, oh and have a salary. WHat is Urban doing? He hasn't struck me as particularly charismatic from interviews, at least not in a way to stand out. He must be the biggest liar telling kids everything they want to hear and more.
It might just have something to do with the fact that he's got two national championships and a 104-23 record at three schools. Nick Saban has the personality of a dead mackerel, but that hasn't prevented him from cleaning up on the recruiting trail.
But I think this is likely because Hoke and Co. have been in place for a little more than a year..and have had a huge jump on recruiting for 2013. Meyer is just getting in, and hasn't been around much recently, got his staff together, focused on 2012 and they are just now getting around to next year, where Hoke already has commits and offers out fro next years class.
Not to say that I wouldn't expect him to do something Urban-like...but it might not be intentionally sinister just yet
I just think it is phenomenal that Michigan is recruiting Columbus City league players now because these players usually end up standing out at Minnesota and Cincinnati. I actually played for Brian Haffele when he called the plays at Walnut Ridge in Columbus under Coach Gary Carter. He took over as heach coach the year after I graduated and sent Gary Russell and Ernie Wheelwright to be All-Big Ten at Minnesota. Coach Haff has been churning out D-1 recruits at Marion-Franklin ever since. For Coach Hoke to get into schools like this, Brookhaven/Desales...heck even Cleveland Glenville. The recruiting wars in Ohio between Hoke and Meyer are gonna be epic for the next decade are gonna be epic.
This is stupid.
You really think Urban is sitting around waiting to see who Hoke offers and then following him?
You need to look at the offers Meyer is giving our and you will see he is offering who he wants, when he wants.
The only difference at OSU is that Urban is handing out a lot more offers than Tressel ever did.
Tressel handed out offers like they were Wonka Bars with Golden Tickets inside.
He now has at least 3 of the top 4 from Ohio.