11/30/2012 7:57 PM
How rare is it to find a guy with great or "sky is the limit" kind of potential at D3? Just wondering cause I have sent out close to 50 scouting trips and have yet to find any guys like that although, i've found many guys with good potential. Is this the usual? Is it about 1 in 50 shot? 1 in 100? Just wondering if anyone knows.
11/30/2012 8:01 PM
Not sure if anybody has any actual data, but sometimes you can go several seasons without spotting one...and once in awhile you can get 2 or 3 the same season.
11/30/2012 11:39 PM
I'd estimate 1 in 200 or 250.
12/1/2012 12:32 AM
And if you have bad luck like myself maybe one in 300-400 lol
12/1/2012 12:35 AM
In 37 seasons, I have seen maybe 6 and signed 3.  So if you do some basic math of about 12 recruits per season required, and you send out 4 times as many scouts as you need recruits...it comes out to about:  1 in 300
12/1/2012 12:37 AM
Or you can get lucky and sign 3 in one season 
12/1/2012 8:58 AM
Posted by ozzzball19 on 12/1/2012 12:37:00 AM (view original):
Or you can get lucky and sign 3 in one season 
clearly you must be cheating.  LOL  CONSPIRACY!!!!  :)
12/1/2012 9:43 AM
They did all need some growing in some areas.  Gave 2 a redshirt and will RS the other as a soph.  Actually scouted a 4th but A&M signed him.  He was a DB.  Mine were all OL.  I probably wont see another the rest of my GD days.
12/1/2012 11:04 AM
If you pay attention to some coaches around here there are apparently 25 a year and they sign 20 of those 25 including DIA recruits to a DIII school.   

Pretty much where they are located is in the middle or bottom of the recruiting spectrum, because most of the top rated recruits are at best above average potential.  I have had one in about 20 seasons and he started out so bad that I only saw him after I got beat out for my 3rd option and just put a HC scout on 10 guys that were better then the junk the sims would give me.   
12/1/2012 11:09 AM
They are rare. But Ive been lucky when I do get one. 
I never scout with the intention of looking for one. You will blow your budget that way.

12/1/2012 1:13 PM
Thanks for all the information. Seems like they are a little to few and far between.
12/1/2012 2:21 PM
I have two teams and usually have only one on any roster at a time.
12/2/2012 5:49 PM
I personally don't find them very often... less often than most other coaches lol
12/3/2012 2:31 AM
Posted by trombumpet on 12/1/2012 11:04:00 AM (view original):
If you pay attention to some coaches around here there are apparently 25 a year and they sign 20 of those 25 including DIA recruits to a DIII school.   

Pretty much where they are located is in the middle or bottom of the recruiting spectrum, because most of the top rated recruits are at best above average potential.  I have had one in about 20 seasons and he started out so bad that I only saw him after I got beat out for my 3rd option and just put a HC scout on 10 guys that were better then the junk the sims would give me.   
In the however many seasons I have played, I have not seen any. But them being in the middle or bottom of the recruits might explain it.
12/3/2012 9:44 AM
I have found them to be much more common, i would say i sign one every other season on average.
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