04:59 PM - May 12, 2012 by MMChrisS
#1 Stanford University
Palo Alto, California might be one of the more intriguing places to build a college football dynasty. Stanford’s recruiting appeal feeds off the school’s historic academic excellence and prestige. Your job is to sustain their recent success, and replace the highest rated quarterback prospect in the last 15 years.
Located in beautiful Northern California, this is an easy pitch to four-star athletes who aren’t getting the scholarship offers from Alabama, LSU, and other dominant top ten programs. The academics may limit your recruiting field, but these athletes will be worth the effort, arriving to campus with high football I.Q. that’s receptive to complex coaching schemes. The program has a pro-style offense in place as it is, and it will be on you to expand that philosophy. Players who come through the program will most likely stay for the full four years to maximize their overall skill ratings, and also get their degree from a top university at the same time. After four years, players will be pro ready, only building into the prestige and allure of this great university.
Blue chip athletes will be sporting the cardinal red soon into your dynasty, and more importantly, top tier quarterbacks will be targeting Silicon Valley from the start. Competing in the Pac 12, Stanford will be without question in a position to compete for BCS Championship bids on a yearly basis.