Like I said, yet again, Texas/Oklahoma get the kids from Texas. I did not mention, but it goes without saying, that those on the eastern side of Texas have an inkling to go across the border eastward to LSU.
Anyway, for the 2009 top 10 in Texas (as of July of 08), 5 are going to Texas, 2 to Oklahoma, 2 to LSU (both from just west of the border of Louisiana), and 1 to A&M.
In 2007, 5 of the top 10 went to Texas, 1 went to LSU (again, just west of the LA border), 1 to Michigan (who is now at Arkansas, and was from the Texas part of Texarkana), 2 to Oklahoma State, and 1 to Tennessee.
In 2006, 6 of the 10 went to Texas, 1 to Oklahoma, 1 to A&M, 1 to USC, and 1 to UGA.
In 2004, 3 of the 10 went to Texas, 3 to Oklahoma, 2 to A&M, 1 to Okie State, and 1 to Miami.
So my point still exists, the players go to Texas or Oklahoma (with the exception of the eastern border of Texas, who consider Texas or LSU) and for those who don't get to Texas or OU, they go to A&M, Tech, or Okie State.
Maybe 1-2 a year leave the area they are from (Texas/Oklahoma/LSU), but you'll never change that. Bringing in 1 guy to recruit won't stop them from staying near home, because the programs there are so good right now, that there's no reason to go to a Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Auburn, etc. It just won't change their mindset.
GO VOLS GO
Last edited by crusse10; 01-08-2009 at 11:46 AM..