With respect to the Fordham pitfalls reference, here is a thought. Before merit aid, Fordham’s recruiting was not as effective as ours, or even Colgate’s, Holy Cross’s or Lafayette’s IMHO. It may well be that they are recruiting better now with merit aid and that could start to show up in the next two years. I know there has been a lot of Fordham criticism, but with proper coaching, what might be?
Second, it seems to me that with 15 merit’s available you might have a recruiting class of say 22 with 8-10 full merits 6-8 partial merits and 6-8 need based. Some combination like that.
It’s been by thought that our merit aid recruiting class will be 80% of the same guys we would have gotten with only need based and 20% guys we lost out on due to finances.