Fantastic episode, recommend listening to the whole thing. High level summary:
- Coaches are really struggling with scholarship limits (caused by transfers and super seniors keeping their scholarships), so large classes of high school recruits will be really uncommon this year - According to Bud, if you have 18 high school recruits this year, you're in the top 15% for high school class size.
- Coaches are also struggling with not having evaluation periods, contributing to a rise in transfers
- Bud predicts that the transfer market will continue to be crazy for the next 3ish years, then will settle down (once there is enough evidence to convince most players that entering the portal generally doesn't behoof them)
- The stereotypical 'hardass' coach will no longer be viable in the future, given how accessable the transfer port is, and good/fun culture will no longer be an added benefit; it will be table stakes for having a successful program (my words, not his)
Anyways, listen to the whole thing, my summary doesn't do Bud justice.
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