I'm a big believer in the idea that these are kids, and they should go where they are comfortable. Also think they should be able to change programs (once in the program) without sitting out (if they've stayed for their 1st year in the program).
I do think verbal commits should be removed. Should be signed letter of intents only imo.
If other schools are going to continue to recruit you after you've given a verbal... and you as the player are going to continue to look after you've given the verbal... what is the point?
While verbals are just verbals... it has to be annoying for recruiting staffs when you have a player who verbals... and you move on from recruiting that position because you think you have that position addressed... only to see that verbal mean nothing.
That's larger picture stuff... Going back to MD... Penn State and others will get their share of MD talent (as well as NOVA, Southern PA, D.C.); but the Terps have to do a better job of keeping MD talent at home.
Showing this year that you can be competitive in the Big Ten would only help with that.