I can’t believe it, but I totally support Paul Johnson on something:
… What I’d like to see happen, but I’m probably by myself: if you have 85 scholarships, and you can sign 25 a year or however many you have. When they commit, they sign the papers and you stop. It would stop all the verbal commitments and all the hats. The guys who weren’t ready wouldn’t commit. You’d call their bluff. They couldn’t make their reservation. We’ll talk to kids all the time, juniors right now, who are committing. We’ll say ‘Are you sure you want to do that?’
“Oh coach, I’m open.”
In my mind that’s not committed. That’s saying I’m going to hold this in my back pocket and I’m going to shop it around.
The only thing I’d add is that would cut off a lot of crap coaches pull, too.