While I agree with Bob, part of testing the game does come down to acquiring the best available players, so it's not like recruiting is unimportant here... However, secret_agent, you need to learn the fine art of teaching a lesson. I keep a running list of punks taped to my computer... anyone who's messed with me before the signing period, cherry picking greens, etc... Anything beyond normal recruiting battles... I have a list of several and how many schollies they have open each season... for instance, your guy will only have 3 schollies available 3 seasons from now... that's the perfect time to jump on his most highly coveted players on the signing cycle... dump a bunch of cash and make him go to the junk pile. Anyone who's ever messed with me has only done it once, as I've ruined a recruiting season for them at some point as payback.