Posted by blackdog3377 on 12/1/2012 4:55:00 AM (view original):
Posted by Trentonjoe on 11/30/2012 12:32:00 PM (view original):Ive had tremendous success with at D2 in the exact middle of PA (Lock Haven). Its actually kind of nice because I have so many states to choose from within 300 miles. PA, NY, MD, NJ, MA, OH, and WV all have sizable amounts of recruits. Within 200 miles I still have NYC, Philly, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore/DC. Its a pretty fantastic place to recruit from at the D2 level.
In my opinion, there is a tremendous value in having a DII/DIII school near a big city. I didn't pick NYU or Cal Poly Pomona by accident.
I was much less successful in NH, WI, and bumblesometing PA.
My problem in the middle of PA was that there weren't enough recruits to pull down in the magical 70 mile range. In NYC and LA there are a ton and usually 20 or so within 10 miles (which has an increased benefit).
I also found it was pretty expensive to use FSS in PA and NY. Both states are pretty expensive ($1200 and $1800?) and it gets costly to buy them, NJ, ND, and DC. In NYC I feel like I have to decide between PA , or a bunch of little states. In PA, it's the same thing except it's OHIO and some small states or NY and nothing.
The cost of FSS is proportionally less at DII but at DIII I find it prohibitive some times.
With that being said, I think I spent 4.5K on FSS last season on my DIII NYU team.