Posted by aneratergos on 1/28/2013 10:38:00 AM (view original):
In your situation (and this goes against conventional wisdom and I would not recommend it all the time), but I might take $500-$1000 and spam 50-100 undecideds (only undecideds, not even SIM guys) with 1 (and only 1) AC phone call. You might get 6-8 of them to turn green which would allow you to be more aggressive with the rest of your money. Given that you are so short on cash, you have got to find a couple players that will sign cheaply. A good number of undecideds will go green with just a call. They may not be the best players in your vision, but they will keep you from ending up with a bunch of SIMAI guys. Just remember, to sign them, you'll still need a AC scout to them. Good luck.
I do this all the time. It's a crap shoot, but it's just $500, so why not? Just use two guidelines: only send them to recruits you WANT to sign (shoot for high WE in case his potential turns out to be low, no OLs with 5 STR, etc), and keep enough cash in reserve that you'll be able to sign them. You do have to have a face-to-face contact to sign any recruit, but you can run an AC Scout to China for $700. Just hold of on scouting him until right before signing in case someone evil (closer or with more cash) starts recruiting late.
P.S. Painfully learned lesson: It costs $100 per recruit to offer a scholarship. Don't end up with green recruits and no money left to offer the scholly.
1/28/2013 11:21 AM (edited)