Re: 2008-09 recruiting - verbals & high interest
What is likely to happen is a trickle down effect
In short term, there will be a big void of int'l kids but as they learn the rule that will adjust a bit
The eliminiation of the elite kids doubling back will ultimately bring the college game downward... less talent and lesser level.
Also, the big dogs (BCS) will still get the best available. So the best kids going to Pepp, LB and UCI will now get offers at the bigger dogs who need players. Yes, even the Hammell's will now get Pac or similar interest and forgo a UCI for the higher profiles.
So the college game will weaken and the gap between the elite and the mid majors will ultimately grow wider since the best available, though less talented than now, will still go to the highest profile offer.
But this is going to be great news for tennis pros. Parent of competitive high school players are going to be thinking its worth spending that extra five or ten thousand dollars on training and travel, because the chances of the money being paid back or opportunities increased in college is going to be moving up.