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buckeyefan 10-20-2007 05:07 PM

recruiting
 
Has anyone had difficulty recruiting? I am still getting the hang of this game in general, but I am really struggling with recruiting. I almost never land the recruits that are interested in my program, even when I have selected the pitch that is very important...

Cooleyvol 10-20-2007 09:56 PM

I've been playing this game since its release and I'm just now really getting the hang of what to do during recruiting.

fudgums 10-21-2007 06:17 PM

at first recruiting is very hard but once you find out a system that works for you, you will have very good classes every year

dhouston1 10-22-2007 08:25 PM

Do any of you have any strategies that you could post to help those of us who are having difficulties?

Thanks,

jammy 10-22-2007 08:44 PM

Read your emails.
Go after only players who are also interested in you!
Read your emails.
Don't "go for broke" ... have middle of the road guys recruited as well.
Learn when to surrender and move on

hornfan 10-23-2007 01:13 PM

What does others mean in one of the emails. It says name, interest, "others" and then offers.

buckeyefan 10-23-2007 10:00 PM

ok, allow me to rephrase my question then:

What is your average recruiting class size; and how many 4 and 5 star guys do you get?

right now I am able to land about 4-5 total and 1 5 star guy if i am lucky.

wareagle 10-23-2007 11:18 PM

Well I am in my sixth season at UAB and I have not landed a five star recruit yet but I have had decent classes.

In my third year (might be my best) I landed 12 recruits... of these, 2 were four stars, 8 were three stars, and two were two stars.... This same year I landed three transfers... two of these four stars, and the other three stars.

This said, all in all I have competed well in Conf USA, winning it my fifth year (when the above mentioned class were Jr/RS So).

Oddly enough, my class last year consisted on 10 recruits (all being three stars) after winning the conference. My guess is that Ala / Aub / UGA all had great years making my region recruiting that much tougher.

udlb58 10-24-2007 02:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cooleyvol (Post 302450)
I've been playing this game since its release and I'm just now really getting the hang of what to do during recruiting.

Ya, win 50 games in a row ;)

fudgums 10-24-2007 03:29 PM

iv had a system for a while and it gets my 5 star recruits and alot 4 star recruits. but i cant tell u it;)

mkpeak 10-24-2007 06:57 PM

Lol
 
Never recruit when tired or distracted. :)

You have to look at the schools being considered and to what degree they are being considered, analyze your recruiting opponents rosters, look where the player is from, and consider your current depth chart in terms of talent, # of players and class breakdown.

Doing all of the above will give you a good idea as to what is "Very" important to a player.

Another key is to get on a player early. If I am reasonably confident in what is important to a recruit I pitch it in the first week of recruiting, max recruit him, offer and accept a visit from said recruit asap.

I have 3 straight #1 ranked recruiting classes and am almost always top 10. But it's hard work and fairly time consuming. I spend an evening taking notes and developing a watch list before I begin recruiting the next evening.

Speaking of recruiting...I have a recruiting class to work on this evening. :)

RyanCane26 10-26-2007 06:23 PM

Does anyone think it hurts you if a player officially visits without having a pitch set? In week one I scout every player I've offered so I never put a pitch.. would that hurt me on the first 5 guys that visit

heywood63 10-28-2007 06:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RyanCane26 (Post 306297)
Does anyone think it hurts you if a player officially visits without having a pitch set? In week one I scout every player I've offered so I never put a pitch.. would that hurt me on the first 5 guys that visit

I can't say that it would hurt at all because I do it a lot. Course you have to get your pitch in as fast as you can, but if I don't have a clue about a player I usually wait until the next week.

cubsfan23 11-11-2007 11:03 AM

I am not an expert, but in my MSU Dynasty (Started at Mississippi State and then got hired by Michigan State after 4 years), after 25 years I have about 15% 5 Star and 40% 4 Star recruits. I am sure there are lots of folks with better recruiting ideas, but I select the best 4 and 5 Stars that are passing (2.0), and have a 7 or better interest. I only go to a 3 Star recruit at a position when I can't get one of the above to sign. I always use "Chance to Win". Usually TE and FB are the toughest for me to recruit.
Steve

Quote:

Originally Posted by buckeyefan (Post 302352)
Has anyone had difficulty recruiting? I am still getting the hang of this game in general, but I am really struggling with recruiting. I almost never land the recruits that are interested in my program, even when I have selected the pitch that is very important...


udlb58 11-15-2007 01:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cubsfan23 (Post 315599)
I am not an expert, but in my MSU Dynasty (Started at Mississippi State and then got hired by Michigan State after 4 years), after 25 years I have about 15% 5 Star and 40% 4 Star recruits. I am sure there are lots of folks with better recruiting ideas, but I select the best 4 and 5 Stars that are passing (2.0), and have a 7 or better interest. I only go to a 3 Star recruit at a position when I can't get one of the above to sign. I always use "Chance to Win". Usually TE and FB are the toughest for me to recruit.
Steve

Actually, it's a 2.2 GPA or a qualifying exam score


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