Lately they have been.
Had two 4 star WRs last year.
I've lived in Florida, Texas, Tennessee, and a variety of other places- Including North Carolina. I live in California now.
Some of the most athletic people ever met are from that state. I went to a little gym in Charlotte years ago, and I remember this group of 5'10 young dudes dunking two handed like it was nothing. All of them.
only high schooler who caused ripples in recruiting waters while I was there was LT (wasn't he from Tidewater area) and that was because he signed with Heela.