How-To Guide to Recruiting Before I get started, I just want to let everyone know that this will be a work in progress and will be updating this daily. I am starting this because recruiting has always been a strong suit in my OD's in the past and some of the guys in my league asked me what I was doing. I in no way consider myself a recruiting guru or a know-it-all, so any suggestions would be great help in this process. I am starting off with the UB Bulls, a program. I am only micro-managing this Dynasty, so I will not be playing any games. I am going to be doing this for multiple seasons so everyone can see the recruiting progression through the growth of a program. Now take in mind that the point gain differences between a program and a program greatly differ, so a 100pt gain to a program would be a 350-400pt gain to a program. The recruiting settings will be on All-American and I will be using the +3 rule with a 70 cap. Here are my general guidelines that I use when compiling my recruiting board: Only go after recruits that have an interest in you. In an offline dynasty it may be worth it go to after a recruit who has no interest in your program, but when it comes to online recruiting, its a waste of time.S Start out filling your board with recruits for your needs positions first. Offer a player a scholarship within the first 3 weeks. The longer you wait the less points you will receive. Players who have you as their #1 interest, you should offer them a scholarship 1st before doing anything else. Reason being is that if they commit, it will leave you with more time to spend on others. In the first and second weeks, I will try to unlock as many topics as I can. In the long run it is worth it due to the point increase when unlocked. From the third week on, I start with comparing schools, raising interest, and making pitches. Only compare your school to another when you have a leg up on them, doing the opposite will generally lead to almost no point gains. When scheduling visits, it is best to try to do it as late as possible in the season, while still keeping it when a rival is in town. This seems to have the best results of getting recruits to commit who haven't already done so. When deciding how much time to spend with a recruit, I usually pick out my top 2 recruits on both offense and defense and give them a full 60 minutes, and the rest I designate 40 minutes to. In some cases where there are no coveted prospects I use only 40 minutes per recruit. 40 minutes seems to give the best results. So with my guidelines spelled out, Here we go. Year One: Here is what I have so far using my guidelines. 16 total Sr's, 19 Scholarships for the year. Only 24 on my board, and out of those 24 I have offered 18 of them scholarships. Signed a , #147 OT in week 1. Signed a , #148 CB in week 3. Through 5 weeks, I sit #1 on 12 recruits boards, #2 on 2, and #3 on 2. 7 Recruits are scheduled to visit during week 8, when rival Temple will be in town. Lost a #136, OLB to Temple in week 7. Through the end of year 1, signed 13 of the 19 on the recruiting board. That is a 70% commitment rate.