My D is in the midst of her OVs (all big D1 schools) for XC/track. She's been having conversations with one for several months. She recently spoke to this coach who told her he doesn't think it's in the budget to fly her out. However, if we pay for air, the school can pick up the rest. This is a BIG D1. All other schools are paying 100%
My question is, how should we read into this? My thoughts are that she is not a top recruit, however, someone who "may" fit in the roster depending on whether his top recruits sign on or not.
This school is one of her top choices. My advice to her was see if she can get a better read next conversation. Depending on what he says, move on or take the visit (though I don't think I should pay for travel expenses).