Committable Offer vs (non) Offer

Submitted by ryanfourmayor on February 23rd, 2011 at 3:42 PM

I was just wondering what, besides the obvious, is the difference between and committable offer and a non committable offer.

Do these athletes just get a piece of paper saying we like you if choice a, b and c dont pan out or is a little less harsh then that?



February 23rd, 2011 at 4:00 PM ^

Right now, the coaches are calling prospects and verbally offering them. They cannot get actual tangible (paper) offers until the fall. 

That's when it starts to get more specific. Obviously the elite players have "committable" offers but as players visit and start to narrow down their lists, the coaches will generally show how much they want them, etc. 

It's a fun process.


February 23rd, 2011 at 4:18 PM ^

It seems like we have offered a lot of 2012 kids (67, I believe).  And that will continue for awhile.

Is this the norm for D-IA (FBS) programs?  I know some of the kids will choose other programs, not meet eligibility standards, or will just fall by the wayside, but that number seems really high.

So, let's say the offers stop at 90, which might be a little bit high, but play along.  What if, after the aforementioned kids are weeded out, that leaves us with 50 or so kids for whom there is reciprocal interest.  That can get tough.  How do you tell a kid, "Well, yeah, we offered you and we know you really want to come to Michigan, but, uh...guess not."

It just seems like the number offered is pretty high.


February 23rd, 2011 at 6:17 PM ^

I know what happens at schools like Michigan (as opposed to Alabama) is they keep a few scholarships on reserve, so to say, for the "dream" prospects that they probably have a ton of offers out to, but few will end up signing.

They might end up taking three corners in order to have Dorsey, but it won't be from another offer getting pulled.