Recruiting Strategies: Looking for Advice

Re: Recruiting Strategies: Looking for Advice

Postby darrellet86 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:43 pm

stiets1118 wrote:Personally, I start by looking at my position needs, then look at my home state to fill those. Depending on the program I'm using, I will click the recommend targets tab. Between my Coastal Carolina dynasty, which got me hired in Oregon, I can reach for big name recruits with Oregon. I typically interview guys and see if they have specific traits that I look for, like zone corners or athletic blockers. After interviewing around 20-30, I top out points and then dig in with scout points. I also watch who else is recruiting them and look for guys not being recruited by anyone, and after a few weeks I try to fill out my roster the un-recruited guys that have higher potential. Obviously, coastal carolina I had to go with 2 star guys and reach for 3 stars.


Another issue for me with Wyoming is the lack of scout points because my salaries have been so high. The coaches are helping though as we are 9-1 and looking at a G5 bowl appearance due to my smashmouth ground game.
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Re: Recruiting Strategies: Looking for Advice

Postby stiets1118 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:04 pm

darrellet86 wrote:
stiets1118 wrote:Personally, I start by looking at my position needs, then look at my home state to fill those. Depending on the program I'm using, I will click the recommend targets tab. Between my Coastal Carolina dynasty, which got me hired in Oregon, I can reach for big name recruits with Oregon. I typically interview guys and see if they have specific traits that I look for, like zone corners or athletic blockers. After interviewing around 20-30, I top out points and then dig in with scout points. I also watch who else is recruiting them and look for guys not being recruited by anyone, and after a few weeks I try to fill out my roster the un-recruited guys that have higher potential. Obviously, coastal carolina I had to go with 2 star guys and reach for 3 stars.


Another issue for me with Wyoming is the lack of scout points because my salaries have been so high. The coaches are helping though as we are 9-1 and looking at a G5 bowl appearance due to my smashmouth ground game.



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Re: Recruiting Strategies: Looking for Advice

Postby 23Zone » Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:24 pm

I am coaching at Cincinnati and I do the same as this... "I start by looking at my position needs, then look at my home state to fill those. Depending on the program I'm using, I will click the recommend targets tab.... then go to the ones no one else is recruiting... etc." It works really well at UC since the DDSCF gods decided UC starts as prestige 76. I am getting top 20 or 30 classes each year which never happens at UC (I am an alum so I know this... ) but its fun.

One thing I noticed that might make recruiting easier on the eyes and maybe the brain that I wanted to see if anyone else noticed. When looking at a recruits card all of the words just overwhelm me... Great, Good, Remarkable, Fine, Exceptional, etc... I printed out the game guide list of them... there are 22... in order so I could try to keep straight what is better... good or fine, etc. Could there be an option to turn those into numbers? where 1 is bad and 22 is best? and maybe color code them or something to give us a better quick idea. Also if they are numbers maybe the game could add them up so we could get an idea who we scouted as the overall best player we might be considering at a position.
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Re: Recruiting Strategies: Looking for Advice

Postby b1gd51 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:52 pm

I have some more questions if anyone can help:

1. When you click on a recruit's name and bring up his player card, you have the talking point allocations underneath the recruit's interest bar on the right side. What do the Academics and Organization talking points refer to? I'm assuming that Organization is referring to school prestige? I'm not seeing anything relating to Academics in the recruit's interest, though

Also, what do the green numbers beside the talking points stand for and why are they important? I've read through the guides and haven't been able to find anything...


2. Does anyone have a rule of thumb of when to cut bait from prospects and moving on?

Like I'll see a guy w/ a 30-something interest in my school and feel the need to continue recruiting him in hopes his interest we'll jump up, but I'm in Week 5 now w/ zero commits and starting to panic a little. On one hand, I don't want to cut bait too early and miss out on a prospect I could've had, but on the other hand, I don't want to keep wasting resources on ones I have no chance at when I can be putting those resources into others.
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Re: Recruiting Strategies: Looking for Advice

Postby AKH » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:42 pm

b1gd51 wrote:I have some more questions if anyone can help:

1. When you click on a recruit's name and bring up his player card, you have the talking point allocations underneath the recruit's interest bar on the right side. What do the Academics and Organization talking points refer to? I'm assuming that Organization is referring to school prestige? I'm not seeing anything relating to Academics in the recruit's interest, though

Also, what do the green numbers beside the talking points stand for and why are they important? I've read through the guides and haven't been able to find anything...


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b1gd51 wrote:2. Does anyone have a rule of thumb of when to cut bait from prospects and moving on?

Like I'll see a guy w/ a 30-something interest in my school and feel the need to continue recruiting him in hopes his interest we'll jump up, but I'm in Week 5 now w/ zero commits and starting to panic a little. On one hand, I don't want to cut bait too early and miss out on a prospect I could've had, but on the other hand, I don't want to keep wasting resources on ones I have no chance at when I can be putting those resources into others.


Rule of thumb is that if you dont see anyone else on him stick with him. Other than that its about assessing his interest and the competition.
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Re: Recruiting Strategies: Looking for Advice

Postby b1gd51 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:46 pm

'Preciate it, AKH!
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Re: Recruiting Strategies: Looking for Advice

Postby zac » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:37 pm

Do recruits take into account the play style of teams? Say you're a team that is a smashmouth, heavy run team. Will you have better success receiving interest from running backs recruits but maybe less interest from QBs?
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Re: Recruiting Strategies: Looking for Advice

Postby Flair1239 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:15 pm

I assess my needs first. Which the first year seems to be a challenge as the generated rosters are sometimes kind of funky. On my current team first year there are 11 QBs on the roster and 4 of the 5 WRs are seniors.

Anyway, I scout off the recommended targets. If I decide I need 2 RBs, I will scout 4. I allocate one scouting point just to get an idea of their make up. If they hit the traits I want then I interview and allocate recruiting points. If don’t find anyone on the first pass, then I scout 4 more. I do this for every position. As I get my targets solidified I attempt to max out the recruiting points and finish scouting.

For my current team this is a 4 week process before I am zeroed in on everyone. Then I start hunting scouting for teachers who are not being courted by anyone.

My general philosophy is I would rather have a 2 star guy who has the traits I want rather than a random three star. So I don’t sweat losing a guy by trying to get my targets right. If the CPU locks In on someone and I can’t gain traction, then on to the next.

As I get caught up on interviews I may come off a couple guys. I prefer high work ethic guys or at the minimum guys with a pleasant disposition.
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