Posted by brianxavier on 1/4/2013 11:11:00 PM (view original):
also probably asked many times, but how about pull downs that are already considering D1 sim school? Any thoughts?
In that case, it's very
important to wait for the initial Word on the Street to come out and see how much of a priority the player is for the Sim school. If WotS reads something like "is extremely tight with X school", or "Player is a high priority", something along those lines, you might as well move on to another player because it's going to get way too expensive to outrecruit the Sim school. It's still possible in certain circumstances to actually win that battle, but unless the kid has a skill set like LeBron James (and if he did, you wouldn't be a backup for him anyway), it's best to just move on to someone else.
Now if the WotS message indicates that he NOT the Sim's number one option, then you have to take into consideration the Sim's prestige and available scholarships, your prestige and available scholarships and decide whether to battle. If you do, then full steam ahead. Taking a recruit off a low D1 Sim school when the recruit is not the Sim's top choice is relatively easy for the higher prestige D2 schools, but remember that if other schools see you locked in a battle with a D1 school (Sim or not), that could be a signal that you are spreading yourself thin and invite poachers to take a shot at your other recruits, so keep that in mind also.