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    does location play a factor in recruiting?

    lets say you are a blue-chip QB. You have a choice between USC and Texas Tech.

    Lets see in Lubbock there are more churches per capita then everywhere else and it is also at least 300 miles from any big city and Lubbock itself isn't all that exciting of a town. Outside of Lubbock it is all boring and flat, and the only scenery you can see is oil rigs. You have to go 200 miles west before you see any mountains.

    In Los Angeles it is a lot more exciting. It is easily one of the best cities in the world. Everything is vibrant and there is always something to do. Another plus is that there is a coastline and a beach. While the weather is hot and sticky all year long in Lubbock, it is a nice cool Mediterranean climate in LA. Also, LA is more "hip" with the west coast rap scene and all. Also for people that like nature, there are mountains east of the city.

    While USC has a better football program than Tech, its not hard to see why everyone wants to play for USC and why Texas Tech, while a good program, may have trouble getting 5 stars.



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    Re: does location play a factor in recruiting?

    Quote Originally Posted by AntiSnob View Post
    lets say you are a blue-chip QB. You have a choice between USC and Texas Tech.

    Lets see in Lubbock there are more churches per capita then everywhere else and it is also at least 300 miles from any big city and Lubbock itself isn't all that exciting of a town. Outside of Lubbock it is all boring and flat, and the only scenery you can see is oil rigs. You have to go 200 miles west before you see any mountains.

    In Los Angeles it is a lot more exciting. It is easily one of the best cities in the world. Everything is vibrant and there is always something to do. Another plus is that there is a coastline and a beach. While the weather is hot and sticky all year long in Lubbock, it is a nice cool Mediterranean climate in LA. Also, LA is more "hip" with the west coast rap scene and all. Also for people that like nature, there are mountains east of the city.

    While USC has a better football program than Tech, its not hard to see why everyone wants to play for USC and why Texas Tech, while a good program, may have trouble getting 5 stars.
    I understand some of your other arguments, but not that one.



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    Re: does location play a factor in recruiting?

    Your threads amaze (amuse) me. Yes. Location plays a big part in recruiting.



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    Re: does location play a factor in recruiting?

    Quote Originally Posted by AntiSnob View Post
    lets say you are a blue-chip QB. You have a choice between USC and Texas Tech.

    Lets see in Lubbock there are more churches per capita then everywhere else and it is also at least 300 miles from any big city and Lubbock itself isn't all that exciting of a town. Outside of Lubbock it is all boring and flat, and the only scenery you can see is oil rigs. You have to go 200 miles west before you see any mountains.

    In Los Angeles it is a lot more exciting. It is easily one of the best cities in the world. Everything is vibrant and there is always something to do. Another plus is that there is a coastline and a beach. While the weather is hot and sticky all year long in Lubbock, it is a nice cool Mediterranean climate in LA. Also, LA is more "hip" with the west coast rap scene and all. Also for people that like nature, there are mountains east of the city.

    While USC has a better football program than Tech, its not hard to see why everyone wants to play for USC and why Texas Tech, while a good program, may have trouble getting 5 stars.
    Don't you wish we could do as well as Ttech? One hell of a coach!!!



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    Re: does location play a factor in recruiting?

    Yes it does Captain Obvious.



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    Re: does location play a factor in recruiting?

    a lot of things matter, including location. how many kids from so cal want to spend their winter in iowa?


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    Re: does location play a factor in recruiting?

    Quote Originally Posted by AntiSnob View Post
    In Los Angeles it is a lot more exciting. It is easily one of the best cities in the world.
    That's a stretch. I'd put San Diego and San Fransico ahead of it and that's just cities in California.



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    Re: does location play a factor in recruiting?

    Try recruiting to Kansas State. The recruits' planes land in Kansas City and they have to drive them through Lawrence to get to Manhattan. The KU Alumni Association makes sure that billboards proudly announce what the are seeing as they look at the window of the silver limo that picked them up in Kansas City.



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    Re: does location play a factor in recruiting?

    This is like that conversation you have with the guy who seems like he's going to have an awesome story. It even sounds great when he's telling it. Then, all of a sudden, he gets to the end of the story and you can hear crickets chirping in the background.



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    Re: does location play a factor in recruiting?

    Uh a major study was done, and it determined that location was the #1 factor in recruiting.



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    Re: does location play a factor in recruiting?

    antisnob,

    On a scale of 1-10, how mentally challenged are you?

    I don't know what dumber. The threads you start, or the fact that I'm replying to one of them. Its probably a toss up.



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    Re: does location play a factor in recruiting?

    Yes, but some kids come from solid families and don't want to live next to gangbangers in South Central.

    It's all about the fit.



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    Re: does location play a factor in recruiting?

    I don't know what dumber.
    LOL


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    Re: does location play a factor in recruiting?

    Does location play a factor???
    Just look at past national title winners...
    '08Florida
    '07LSU
    '06Florida
    '05Texas
    '04USC (Auburn, IMO should win a share)
    '03LSU (USC)
    '02OhioState
    '01Miami(FL)
    '00Oklahoma

    This decade there has been 1 NC that isn't from the southern states. I'd say the south has a huge advantage. But within the south, I think it falls back to coaching staff, PT, fit into system, etc.
    Being a 5-star QB you would like to be in a more conventional pro-style system that would translate into an NFL career, thus USC over TTU. IMO.


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    Re: does location play a factor in recruiting?

    You also have to factor in where the kids are coming from. A lot of Texas HS kids wind up staying in Texas or going just north to OU. They get a chance to be on TV in the Big XII and be close enough that their families can travel and see them play.
    So, you also have to factor in the recruits hoe town into your location analysis. Some kid from Desoto Texas might choose TTU over USC despite the palm trees and pretty girls.



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