Zook and Neuheisel both said they never made a decision to offer a scholarship based on whether a player could enroll early.

And considering how stressful it can be, it's no surprise.

Former Illinois receiver Arrelious Benn, who now plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was a huge recruit for Zook out of Washington, D.C., who enrolled in college early.

"I wasn't comfortable," Zook said, "until he went to his first class."