Another contact period opened Jan. 4 - the date of the Orange Bowl. So another day was lost. Yet all in Morgantown would take that small hit for the chance to post such an impressive win, and all seem content with the class as it stands.
"Right now we're trying to solidify the recruits we have committed," Dorchester said. "There's a couple under the radar we've been recruiting.
"But we know where we're at. We've gone from a class of 50 recruits and narrowed it down to 30. It's been like that the last couple of weeks. Dana has been on the road. He was in Miami the day after the Orange Bowl. I've been trying to figure out his schedule."
It must be dizzying, considering the whims of high school students and the maze of travel. Yet Holgorsen has to be the closer. Head coaches can only visit prospects once during the process. The trick is to squeeze as many visits in as possible.
"Some kids say, 'Hey, we're fine; don't worry about it,' " Dorchester said. "But we want to make sure the kids, the parents, the coaches, the kids' uncles, are all comfortable.
"If they have questions, we want to provide the answers. At this point you're not going to wow a kid about your school. You just want to make sure they're comfortable with their decision."
Dorchester, by the way, warns, as all coaches do, to be wary of your local Internet recruiting provider, especially in regard to commitments.
"They aren't right," Dorcester said. "They're close, but some kids have said they're coming when they're not and vice versa. You have to take them with a grain of salt."
And cross those fingers.
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