"These players are getting looked at by a lot of coaches," Borseth said. "The women's game recruiting structure is very good. All the players get seen by 300-plus coaches. It's not like you walk into a building and say I'm going to sneak that one away. ... The longer you can build those those relationships the better."
But should Michigan really be joining this trend?
It's particularly disappointing given this (from Snyder's piece):
The National Association of Basketball Coaches opposes offers and commitments from players who have not completed their sophomore school year.
If I'm not mistaken, I believe John Beilein takes this approach. July 2010, for instance, is the earliest he'll extend an offer to someone in the incoming recruiting class of 2012. I'd prefer that Borseth follow these same guidelines.
I'd be curious to know the philosophy of other U-M coaches regarding such early scholarship offers. Should there be (or are there) department-wide guidelines in this area?