Originally Posted by Anonymous
Why does everyone hate early recruiting?
It is not as bad as it seems.
Keeps coaches honest-High school-
Believe me High school coaches have all the power. In most towns you can not even state opinion without it effecting your sons playing time.
Why do you think high school coaches hate early recruiting-because they loose some of that power.
If a kid is an early recruit to a top 20 team- there is a reason for if-He is a good lacrosse player.
Everyone is saying early recruiting does not help out teams- Helped BU- early recruiting got them in top 20 in third season.
What is best for players and family is have playing field as even as possible. Early recruiting is helping that.
Perennial powers now have to compete for players -how is that a bad ting?
There will always be corruption- not all high school teams play the best players- there are friends, political connects etc. If you do not belive that then you are a fool.

Kids that verbally commit in 9th and 10th grade love early committing as do their parents, kids that are not recruited in 9th and 10th grade hate it. As far as HS coaches hating it that is more complicated, a top public school team used to have at most 4-5 D1 commits mostly 12th graders with fewer 11th. graders, now a top public team might have 10 - 12 and that is a big number to work with . Do you keep a 9th grade D1 commit on JV? Do you not play them? and the 10th grader who is not verbally committed and not on varsity thinks their lacrosse career is over (IT IS NOT) - so IMHO earlier recruiting is all good for the kids, not so great for the HS coaches that have to deal with it.