Recruiting, Traditional factors vs NIL?

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    • #213068

      Ute Fan

      This goes for all revenue sports, basketball, football, gymnastics. . .

      Broadly speaking, and with the understanding that each situation is unique, how much of signing a player is related to the listed factors influencing a recruits’ decision?

      1- NIL $$
      2- Playing time
      3- coaches
      4- School major fit
      5- Family proximity
      6- a school’s reputation in the sport
      7- Other athletes; a sense of inclusiveness/belonging
      8 Other

      In the not distant past, IMO coaches were primarily responsible for recruiting and maintaining a team. Now, I wonder how much is their responsibility? Is the Crimson Collective more important now than coaches selling a program?

    • #213069

      Ute Fan

      By the way it’s looking, I’d slice the pie like this:
      NIL 48%
      Playing time 47%
      Some blend of coach and school rep 5%

    • #213070

      Ute Fan

      Without question, NIL is the #1 priority for top tier talented recruits. Whitt has gone on record saying that it’s the first thing out of every recruit’s mouth nowadays…”how much $ can I get if I come to Utah?”

      • #213109

        Ute Fan

        I think the issue is that NIL doesn’t just represent $$$ (which everyone wants), but also commitment and feeling valued.

        It’s not as clear-cut as professional athletes (who often have more $ than they could ever use, but want the respect/credit with a huge contract), but I do think (for many) a big NIL deal is also a proxy for “how much do you want me” and “how important am I to your plans”

    • #213112

      Ute Fan

      Until University of Utah controls NIL and player compensation coaches better be recruiting Crimson Collective if they want to keep their jobs?

      Considering next season’s current bb team roster, Smith best be kissing some CC a$$.

      Is this system screwed up or what?

    • #213118

      Ute Fan

      Good stuff homer

    • #213155

      Ute Fan

      NIL, playing time, coaches, team vibe, all play a part. Coaches still matter, but it’s more about the whole package now the school, the team culture, everything.

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