Agreeing with what's been said on the recruiting wars. Sour grapes from these coaches. I'm sure none of them worked the "OSU is going to be in BIGGGGGG trouble, you don't want to go there" angle in their recruiting.
As for tactics, this year is a free pass save for activities that are recruiting violations. New head coach in November who is of Meyer's stature is gonna get some flips.
I do not think that pursuing a kid that verbally commits is wrong. I like the dating analogy Rob Oller used in the Dispatch. Verbal commits change frequently when there are program changes, so why shouldn't it work the other way? The kids are known to be fickle and take advantage of the recruiting process with visits and other recruiting benefits, so to say "only if a kid makes the contact" seems a bit limiting all things considered.