- Oct 8, 2011
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Better in state recruiting doesn’t mean you have to recruit and land every top in state guy. Especially when you have a really limited number of scholarships to work with the way you do in basketball.You want to get the best players, period, wherever they're from. And, a lot of kids want to get away from home for college, so that's at least somewhat understandable, especially for suburban metro kids. Still, it's not really debatable that Johnson's most prized asset in getting the job was his local ties. I think the "not a fit" narrative is a rationalization equivalent to "we've cooled on him" that you say when you don't have a shot. Other, more successful P6 programs don't seem to have that issue...