Re: 2012 UC Football Official Thread
as island red said, its poor form.
Towards the end of his tenure, many of the HS coaches around the state began to resent John Cooper and it showed in his instate recruiting. One of the early things that Tressel was able to accomplish (something he already had from his Youngstown St days) was to strengthen the bond b/w Ohio State and HS coaches around the state. Tressell became very good at putting up a border around the state and lost very few in-state recruits that he wanted.
Tuberville has the right to offer scholarships as he sees fit, and I think most HS coaches would understand if he told one of their kids that there was no longer a place for that kid at UC. However, by slow playing it and offering up no contact the affected HS coaches, and those that he talks to are going to have reservations about recommending UC/Tubberville to future kids/parents.