So I've been thinking the past couple days about the Brady Hoke vs. the Urban Meyer style of recruiting. By this, I was thinking about whether I'd (in general) prefer the coach to give out offers then make them committable, or only hand out scholarships and every single one is committable. I also was thinking about whether I'd rather a coach pull scholarship offers if a recruit visited elsewhere. After thinking about it, I decided I prefer Urban's approach on both accounts.
In terms of offers vs. committable offers it helps for both recruits and coaches. Recruits are able to claim they have an offer which can get the attention of other programs and coaches are able to point to the offers out and tell a recruit that there are other offers out, but they will be pulled if they commit. In terms of the pulling a scholarship offer, I think while it sounds admirable, a recruit may think there is something wrong with the school if they are worried about a visit, and it also shows that the coaches have enough faith in themselves to hold a commitment.
I was wondering your opinion as to which approach on both accounts you would prefer?