Scenario: Player is recruited by mid major D1. Assistant coach who recruited player is released from the team this spring. The team decides (after giving the player another look with a different assistant coach) that this player is not a good fit for their program after all. Coach communicates with the player this week that it is likely he will be redshirted based on his current evaluation. NLI is signed and coach indicates that they will honor the scholarship for the year it covers. After that, a redshirted freshman is likely not to continue on scholarship.
Option 1: Do not attend the mid major D1 and find a new team if possible. Likely to be a smaller school or NAIA or JUCO at this late point in the recruiting process.
Option 2: Show up and prove the 2nd coach wrong in his evaluation and hope to NOT be redshirted in the spring. Pay out of state tuition. Possible transfer after freshman year if redshirt is applied due to high expense out of state with no scholarship help.
Thoughts from the group?