By a large majority. Power 5 football teams handed out an average of 237 offers this year for about 1600 scholarships. Some schools (the first was Louisville in 2017, led by Coach Harley) hand out more than 400 a year.
In an eight-year period, Tennessee led the nation by making more than 2,600 offers. And the SEC leads the Power 5 in avetrage number of offers in the past few years. The haves are generally lower in the number of offers, with the exception of Alabama, which probably offers so many kids just to screw with the schools recruiting against them.
Bielema gets in on the end of this for having yanked two late offers for Louisiana kids that they thought were commitable.
Or at least put a limit to how many offers a program can throw out there. Since most elite programs throw so many out there just to disrupt other teams recruiting.
I don’t even know if some recruits know where they are on the list, After the obvious 1st choice 5* & some top 4* recruits are the rest told they are 2nd, 3rd choice and so on?
I think the reason the number of offers has jumped is partly the result of players either not committing, or committing only to change their mind later. Funny, because this same topic is on the basketball board and posters are complaining that Mike Anderson has been left flat-footed lately due to recruits deciding to go elsewhere. Their argument is that he should’ve offered more players even though the numbers are much thinner.