It’s a pretty good one, too.
Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema’s idea is a simple one, but it makes a lot of sense: Let recruits take multiple official visits to the same school if they want to.
Under the current rules, recruits can take up to five official visits but have to be at different schools. There’s never been a particularly compelling reason why that’s the case; it’s just the way it is.
In Bielema’s scenario, a recruit would able to do more due diligence on a school without having to pay out of pocket. Recruits can take as many unofficial visits as they want to a school but that’s cost prohibitive, and not everyone can afford to make those trips. Allowing a recruit to take two official visits to the same school gives him more knowledge and perspective as to whether that school is the right fit.
“A lot of times the visit becomes more real on the second rather than the first,” Bielema explained. “For those of us married, that first date wouldn’t be great and the second one probably a little better. You kept building that progression and if not, you got out of it.”
Two signing dates, two official visits. Anything that increases the information flow during the recruiting process can’t be a bad thing, can it?
This deserves some discussion.