But its not true. Coaches go into these players homes, develop a repoire with them over several years.
Sure, you have schools like Duke or kentucky or someone like that where the kids just go there because of the school but for the most part, the coach, their style of play, etc...is what draws a kid to a certain school.
And if a coach decides to leave for greener pastures and there is no penalty to that, then the kid should have that same chance.
I'm not not disagreeing with the reasons kids choose the school, what I am saying is that the contract they sign is with the school NOT the coach. Maybe more kids should be choosing a school for the school instead of the coach.
Not sure what the average stay of the coach is, but in many cases, coaches don't last more than 3-5 years. There's a really good chance the coach who recruited you will not be there by your senior year.
If a coach retires or resigns, should a kid be able to leave without penalty too or just when a coach leaves for another school?
During the Tim Floyd-USC thing a few weeks ago, one of the analysts (I think Seth Greenberg) made a good point that he didn't blame Floyd for talking to USC because it was a better job than UTEP and said if his roster could've gone to USC, they would as well.