He stole my answer 😀
Until the one time transfer rule it was a way to not sit out a year. I advised people to really think through if they were making the right choice so the kid wouldn’t have to 4-2-4 or sit out a season. If the kid fits in baseball wise he will be comfortable with the moves. Otherwise, it can be a lonely experience.
Imagine if a kid transferred 4-4 during the sit rule. He sits and then can’t get into the lineup in year three. Recruiting doesn’t stop. The team recruited two seasons worth of recruits. I know someone who did this, got depressed and dropped out of college never to return.