4/27/2014 9:38 PM
Just wanted to point something out that I did so everyone can laugh at me and remember the cautionary tale so you don't do it yourself.

I absent-mindedly chose and paid for the FSS for the states that I would have wanted to recruit for my other team in another world.  And those states are a good 1500 miles away from the team that I actually purchased them for.  This is at D3, and I had 9 scholarships to fill.  Not exactly a spot where I had money to burn.  

I should be fired.  :)
4/27/2014 10:07 PM
On the contrary, if you have 9 scholarships to fill and are trying a build a team up from nothing you probably should be promising starts like candy. You should be signing multiple guys for only a start and scholly anyway, and no matter how far away they are that only costs $110.
4/27/2014 10:15 PM
Ouch, lol
4/27/2014 11:55 PM
Posted by jsajsa on 4/27/2014 10:08:00 PM (view original):
On the contrary, if you have 9 scholarships to fill and are trying a build a team up from nothing you probably should be promising starts like candy. You should be signing multiple guys for only a start and scholly anyway, and no matter how far away they are that only costs $110.
This. All day. 
4/28/2014 8:28 AM
And, I did do that.  But, it was still a stupid and costly mistake.
4/28/2014 10:18 AM
Did you find any gems in the rough in those states?
4/28/2014 11:12 AM
I tried.  Pretty much all of the pulldowns I went for from those states denied me.  So, I ended up recruiting close to home.
4/28/2014 11:14 AM
You shouldn't have tried pulldowns in those states, but looked for normal recruiting opportunities with lower initial ratings but a bunch of potential, then retrieved them via the promised start method.
4/28/2014 11:15 AM
Never did this but I have another cautionary tale, where I once scouted all my normal states but it was a season where I had 0 openings, so I just threw away a couple grand of carry over. I was at D2 at the time.
4/28/2014 12:24 PM
Posted by kmasonbx on 4/28/2014 11:15:00 AM (view original):
Never did this but I have another cautionary tale, where I once scouted all my normal states but it was a season where I had 0 openings, so I just threw away a couple grand of carry over. I was at D2 at the time.
I was a click away from doing this a season ago. 

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