A work colleague and I were talking about college recruiting the other day. One of the topics that came up is freshman and sophomores that verbally commit early. The question that came up is that if the schools are not permitted to directly talk with a player until his junior year, how do the schools provide an offer to these freshman and sophomores? I started thinking about it and with the talks I have had with parents of kids who committed early I never once asked how the offer process went. My guess is that they contact the showcase team coach or high school coach and work through them. But wasn't sure if that is correct.
So I guess the question is, for the people who have had experience with this or are in the know, how do schools communicate an offer to a freshman or sophomore?