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Old 07-07-2013, 01:02 PM   #51
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So I jut did my first offseason...had about 9 guys left on my board...the guys I really want I put 2,500 on each and the lesser guys I put 1,250...I landed none of them! What!?! I'm OU for Christs sake...and two or three were position of needs I was leading all year long....I basically just am going to restart my Dynasty an just practice on recruiting now lol
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:04 PM   #52
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I'm no expert but I've developed a method that has worked miracles for me regardless of how highly ranked or mediocre your school is...

1) When the season first begins, go through your depth chart and figure out what players in what positions you need. (Tip: Plan ahead...if you have 1 SR and 3 JRs at DE, you might wanna start recruiting in multiples THIS YEAR b/c its going to come back to bite you when you have to recruit 2* and 1* DEs when you could have had at least a 3* that you redshirted from last year)

2) Make a priority list based on POSITION (i.e. QB, HB, DT, etc.)

3) Go through your pipeline and neighboring states and find those guys based on your priorities and the attributes you look for (i.e. SPD, TAK, BSH, etc.)

4) Make a top 3-6 (depending on HOW MANY of that position you need...generally if I need 1 DE for example, I find go after the top 2-3 on my scouting list...if I need 2 DEs, I recruit 4-5, etc.)

5) You make the recruiting list based on 2-4 priority positions! That way, you should only have about 10-15 players on your list max. Once you recruited a position fully, you move onto the next one on your priority list.

And that's it!
I know it sounds like you might spend half to 3/4's of your regular season recruiting 2-4 positions, but when you have that many points going to a small list of players, you sign them fairly quickly.

But that's just my technique so take it with a grain of salt. Best of luck!
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:04 PM   #53
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So I jut did my first offseason...had about 9 guys left on my board...the guys I really want I put 2,500 on each and the lesser guys I put 1,250...I landed none of them! What!?! I'm OU for Christs sake...and two or three were position of needs I was leading all year long....I basically just am going to restart my Dynasty an just practice on recruiting now lol

Did they sign with anyone or not sign at all?

Last year EA patched an issue where the computer was not giving a good majority of 4 and 5 star guys scholarships which made it easy to jump in and get them. I hope they do the same this year.
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:07 PM   #54
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Did they sign with anyone or not sign at all?

Last year EA patched an issue where the computer was not giving a good majority of 4 and 5 star guys scholarships which made it easy to jump in and get them. I hope they do the same this year.
No they all singed with sumone else...some to big schools like bama and Texas A&M but some to like northwestern and Marshall bahahaha
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:37 PM   #55
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So I jut did my first offseason...had about 9 guys left on my board...the guys I really want I put 2,500 on each and the lesser guys I put 1,250...I landed none of them! What!?! I'm OU for Christs sake...and two or three were position of needs I was leading all year long....I basically just am going to restart my Dynasty an just practice on recruiting now lol
Make sure to turn autosave OFF so you can reload if that happens.

Sounds cheap, but it's better than having to start over...
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:41 PM   #56
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This is a fair point. I re-started a Mizzou dynasty last night and got a few weeks in. I used the following house rules, which I felt were sensible and realistic: anyone who has me in their top ten to start is fair game; the only non-interested 5 stars I can add have to be from Missouri; the only non-interested 4 stars have to be from Texas; I can recruit three stars from anywhere. After a few weeks of this, I'm already seeing a huge difference in terms of getting into battles or going after guys I can tell I won't have a chance with. It isn't the ideal scenario, but it works for me.
Some good ideas there, thanks for sharing them. My class is shaping up quite nicely, so I'm pretty sure I'll have to start implementing some house rules.

Here's what I've been doing in my most recent dynasty before 14:
  • can only sign 1 national recruit (from a state outside SEC states)
  • limited to a max of 8 4* or better recruits per class
  • try not to oversign. (ideally I would only be cutting 2 or 3 players per season)

Those were working well for me to manage the incoming talent level and not dominate recruiting without even breaking a sweat.

I've not progressed to the end of my first season in 14 yet, but I can already see that I'll likely have to do the house rules again, and that's ok. In a perfect world I'd prefer the game to offer a recruiting difficulty setting, but I'll manage.
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:42 PM   #57
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How difficult is it to recruit a fullback? In years past they wasn't many
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:43 PM   #58
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Leads me to believe 2 things.

1) The computer does not use any remaining points that you don't use, considering they are getting some points anyways. (however using my all offense dynasty the computer targeted 10 defensive guys and only 1 had 50 points by him. Either I did that by accident or the computer does use some.)

2) Having 35 guys on your list is a good thing even if you are only actively targeting 10 of them or so.
Great point.

Make sure to start with 35 when you set up your board in the preseason so that you get as many prospects scouted as possible. You can eliminate the busts and undesirables in week 1 and clean up your board.

Also, assuming you're using the go-hard-after-12-or-15 method...if you have a position of extreme need, put several of those players on your board in the preseason so you can get them scouted and zero in on the ones you really like.

I like to set up my board with about 12 targets and then go on a "gem hunt" for the player types I like -- speed backs, fast LBs, etc.
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:46 PM   #59
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How difficult is it to recruit a fullback? In years past they wasn't many
There are some decent ones out there. You have to go at them hard though.

I grabbed the top FB this season in like week 10. He is a 3* and was not interested in the start. I put 700 points into him every week though.
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:53 PM   #60
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I play as Florida so it's a bit easy, but that being said I find it hard to just focus on 10 or guys when there are at least 20 or more that have me top 3-5

I haven't tried a dynasty yet in 14 because I want named rosters, but they may not be for a bit. So I might just jump on Dynasty soon and try it
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