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Recruiting is the lifeblood of your dynasty, so you can't afford to waste any opportunity to strengthen your team and set yourself up for success. We breakdown NCAA Football 14's new recruiting system and how you can use it to your program's advantage.
NCAA 14 ditches the old phone call system to recruits from previous iterations in favor of giving you a set amount of points you can spend each week on wooing potential players. The amount of points allocated to each player automatically carries over from week to week, but the more hands-on you are the better chance you have of success.
SETTING UP YOUR BOARD
Everybody sets up their boards a little differently, and my experience is based on playing mid- to lower-prestige schools. I first like to fill my board with pipeline and in-state players based on their interest in my school (top three) and minimum caliber rating (three stars). The search tool is immensely valuable for this. Unless I need a player at a position and none are interested, I like to bark up the trees that will most likely lead to a bona fide signing. However, I then like to add high-caliber players from my home state regardless of their interest – just in case I get bonus points from that recruit for my school's proximity to home pitch. Here are my other pointers:
MANAGING YOUR BOARD
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Thanks for the tips and advice, man! I appreciate it!
I like how EA said they were ditching the "old" phone call system for a new points system. Actually, they did a points system since I started playing in 2002, and only recently had switched to a phone call system in the past few years. I hope that the points system works well, because I really liked making phone calls because it made so much sense to me because that's what coaches actually do!
I finally gave up on NCAA and Madden, it's just the same recycled crap year in and year out. I hate to say that as I'm a die hard football fan, I hope others can still enjoy it like I once did.
I think i will skip this year's NCAA and wait for the next gen version.
Where is the take hostage family and force them to play for you button?