gauchodan wrote:
GauchoFreg wrote:
gauchodan wrote:
UCSB didn't have to release Shaver, did they?  The NLI binds you to the school, not the coach.

Technically, yes but schools have always released players when requested when there's been a coaching change. To break rank would give the program a major black eye in the recruiting world and do greater harm.  UW just released Michael Porter Jr, considered the top recruit in the country.   
Of course, not always, but pretty much standard.  I recall a couple cases where the school would not (initially) release the student athlete from their NLI, but eventually did, after he cleaned up his grades, as it would have adversely impacted the program's APR, had he left right away.  If the coach/AD doesn't grant the student-athlete his/her release because of a grudge, word would get out as Gauchofreg posted.

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