He might be an excellent recruiter. The Ivy league has some strong recruiting rules and limitations on student athletes. To highlight a few of them
There is a weighted score that indicates about how the athlete would perform academically at that school. This involves SAT I, SAT II, and G.P.A. This rates the athletes in relation to the average student at the school. Athletes are then classified as A, B, C, or D. Each school can only recruit a specific number of students in each classification. The number of students in each classification is set by the conference and is individually for each sport and school. Thus the Princeton number of A, B, C, and D athletes may be different from Harvard. This means that recruiting is very specific as to the caliber of the student.
Students athletes must be admitted by the dean of the university. Coaches can try to persuade the dean for a specific athlete but most must stand on their own. This is similar to our academic review board.
There is a limit to the total number of student athletes a university can have for all sports. Thus, scholarships must be parceled out between all the sports that the school offers.
They use a most likely letter instead of NLI, which means that student athletes are not legally bound to the school. They can change their minds even after signing a most likely letter.
These rules indicate that he needs to be sure about his recruited athletes academically before recruiting them and needs to secure commits early. Because of the most likely rule coaches need to constantly keep in touch with their recruits to keep them on board. They also tend to emphasize the academics of the school rather than the more traditional amenities. If he is a good recruiter in the Ivy league I think he can adjust to the easier recruiting rules of FBS and FCS.