At some point, NDSU may have to consider abandoning the West Coast offense and go to more of a spread offense and here’s why: the good quarterbacks coming out of the prep scene these days are spread offense quarterbacks.
And they want to go to a school that runs the spread.
It’s the chic, hip thing to do. I’m not saying that’s why the Arizona State kid picked Eastern Kentucky over NDSU, but he did say in his e-mail to Steve Hallstrom that EKU’s offense fit him better.
Back in the day, tons of high schools ran the option offense and option quarterbacks were all over the place for colleges to pick. NDSU got Jeff Bentrim and Chris Simdorn and the Bison dominated Division II with a relentless veer attack. But as more preps went to a pro style offense, so too, did the colleges.
Does recruiting dictate what offense you run? Perhaps it does to at least a degree