I put up a hypothetical example in a post earlier in the thread hoping people with more knowledge than I could take a guess as to how a Coach's recruiting budget is shaped at the end of this summer (2017) vs ten years ago.
Forget dollars, but just scholarships. Assume the school is a D1 that has a realistic chance of hosting a regional in the next couple of years (maybe 32-36 schools?). That coach has already made some verbal commitments to players, as well as incoming class that has signed NLI's. I am postulating that by year, a coach's uncommitted budget for scholarships for the four classes of 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 are zero, zero, 30% and 70% by the end of this summer. Anyone else care to guess, or hopefully put forth an educated guess? Can anyone put forth an educated guess for what it was at some point in the past?
This is on average, understanding that players get drafted, get injured, give up baseball or transfer.