Your options: a football offer from an ivy league school, or a preferred walk-on spot at a highly ranked in academics D1 school (such as Duke, Rice, Vanderbilt, Northwestern)?
There is a pretty big Ivy League bias in terms of where you get the best education. However, is the difference between an Ivy ranked in the top 10 or Vandy/Rice ranked at say #20 that big? Career wise, will an Ivy degree/connections make or break over these other schools?
Secondly, from a football standpoint, isn't an Ivy League offer the same as a preferred walk-on? Ivy's don't give schollys, so all your aid would be need/outside money at both schools. Are opportunities to play so much harder to come by as a preferred walk-on D1 that it isn't worth it over an "offer" from an Ivy?
If anyone has some special insight for me, send me a PM and I'll give you all the details. Otherwise, just start posting your opinions. I hear this question a decent amount.