A couple of comments on this thread. First, top academic schools like Stanford rarely provide full rides to athletes. Maybe a pitcher, but they do not hand out those scholarships so freely. Texas has an advantage because the tuition is $10K so there is less money to make up when you grant a scholarship. Second, Connie would tell players that she was taking their scholarship away because of performance. Hence, the player dropping off the roster and becoming a ghosted player. Many of them finish with a Texas degree, but there is no incentive to stay on the team and ride the bench. Third, no surprise some players did not make the Mike White cut. About 20% of Connie's recruits were extremely one dimensional. Could hit but not play defense, etc. Select coaches were surprised when these recruits were signed to Texas but since it gives them a boost in their program, they were not honest with Connie. I assume White asked the coaches and he got the answer, so that has resulted in the attrition. It does not take much to assess a player's ability to transition to college if they are weak in select and high school play. Top select teams face the same pitching that ends up going to OU and UCLA.