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It's only a couple hour drive from Atwater to the Cal stadium for their home games. Being his brother is there I can see them wanting to play together. It would have been nice to have gotten him on-board but I can see why he did what he did.
Let's look at what has been working for us in the realm of recruiting over the years: Big time success in Texas while taking the creme of the crop in Oklahoma and Kansas. Why did that work? Location, location, location (I feel like I'm selling real estate now). We got side-tracked this year into believing that Mike Stoops and Tim Kish had all these West coast connections and that we should go national in our recruiting efforts. Arrogance. Arrogance. Arrogance. We have very little fruit to show for it. College football has changed because of the parity around the country (outside of Alabama). Moma and Papa want to see the games. If we spent half the time in Texas as we have in California and Florida, we'd have our recruiting class wrapped up now. Now we are having to kiss the behinds of kids in Texas who we should have recruited a long time ago. I acknowledge that we will get a skill player (DB or WR) out of the east and west coast occationally, but our big boys (OL and DL) have come from Texas and Oklahoma. This recruiting class is not the end of the world. We are ranked in the top 15 of most sites. But its time to swallow our pride and get back to the basics (Texas and Oklahoma). The grass isn't always greener in California and Florida.
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