Posted by coach_billyg on 3/10/2013 8:31:00 AM (view original):
Posted by emy1013 on 3/10/2013 4:03:00 AM (view original):+1
Very, very difficult to do what you're asking. Not impossible, but very difficult.
sometimes coaches with lower prestige, in remote locations, are able to sign a local player who is highly rated, but usually if they are worthy of that top ten ranking, a higher prestige school will take them, even at distance. i think thats about the most likely explanation for the guys the OP saw, and you have to be at the right place in the right situation, so its both difficult and requires a good deal of luck.
To expound a little further, say you're coaching Washington in the Pac-10 (I know that's wrong in real life, but in this game it's still the Pac-10, work with me here) and have a C+ prestige. A nice 4 or 5 star PG pops up in your backyard that you'd really like to have. Washington St. is sim coached. Both Oregon schools are in rebuilding mode and have C- prestiges. Gonzaga isn't a threat, not with their B- prestige and 1 open schollie. You've got 6 schollies open yourself. In this instance, you'll probably be able to sign the player, but..................if one of the big boy California schools comes knocking, is it "really" worth battling for the guy and potentially having to use all of your funds just to secure that one player? Leaves you with a bunch of open schollies and a very depleted roster to try to work with that season. While you can win and win big with multiple walk-ons, usually it's the A+ type schools that can do that because the rest of their players are almost all studs. You're C+ roster probably isn't, so.........even though you CAN win that battle, ultimately it probably isn't worth winning it in the bigger scheme of things. Make sense?