I’m not in the know about recruiting at all, I really just keep up with it from a distance. One question I have is about in-state recruiting, as I know most everyone would agree this is one of our largest opportunities for improved talent.
A quick look through the ESPN 300 (not to credit these rankings over others, but simply as a quick survey of some of the best talent in the nation), shows 13 recruits from NC. Two of them have committed to UNC, two of them have committed to State, one is still uncommitted as far as I know, leaving eight going to out of state schools, or 62%, with five of these eight going to non-ACC schools (two to UGA, one to Florida, one to Tenn, and one to Penn St.).
I understand that when you’re a nationally recognized recruit, you’re targeted by nationally-ranked schools. How realistic is it to think State could begin to pull 1/3 to 1/2 of these top in-state recruits? Should that be our #1 recruiting goal?