I think that she is referring to that you can already see a difference in recruiting of our states best players. The high school basketball coaches I've talked to see a significant difference. But if you want to be negative and whine about the hire for the next 5 years.....go ahead dude.
While there is no point in continuously whining about Ben's hire, the poster's original rhetorical question was: "So the reason he’ll be successful and the others were not is because he went to high school in Minnesota?"
There's no clear evidence so far (not that I would expect to see clear evidence at this point anyway) that his recruiting will be superlative. Even if what you're saying is true, the fact that a few Minnesota high school coaches might like him better than his predecessors doesn't mean that he will be successful. The Gophers had a coach early in this century (Monson) who recruited very heavily from the state and nabbed some very highly rated in-state players. As you'll recall, he was not very successful.
I don't like the pointless carping about Ben's hire very much but I find the rose colored glasses worn by some to be equally annoying. As a preliminary grade based on prior accomplishments (which is all you can really do with a brand new coach), I think a "C" grade for this hire is more than fair.