If you can't recruit competitively in your home state it would be extremely difficult to recruit competitively in other states. Not impossible, just really tough without having in-state success.Might be an unpopular opinion but I don't give a **** about prioritizing instate kids. I just want the best players available. Iowa has very few power conference players.
I do think Iowa, ISU, and UNI are blessed with coaching staffs that out of state kids would be excited and happy to play for.