- Jan 20, 2011
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I look at it as a glass half full. Four to six homegrown kids that have the potential to be great contributors or even develop into Pro players. "Why not us?"the in-state recruits are a double-edged sword.
If MN lands the top in-state recruits, some people will question how good they are compared to recruits from outside MN.
But if MN doesn't land the top in-state recruits, then they get criticized for "not closing the borders."
hey, the guys from MN are probably not going to have the most stars in any recruiting class, but you need solid players to fill out the roster.
And, a guy from MN who has a local support system is probably less likely to jump into the portal the first time something doesn't go their way.
so, if you can get 'em, take 'em.
I would guess that many of them will become contributors whether or not they see the playing field. Who will be the next Boye Mafe or Blake Cashman?
They can enter the Transfer Portal with a degree in hand and the knowledge gained from being in the Gopher system. They will always be Gophers!
Someone who has plenty of time on their hands should look at all of PJ Fleck's recruiting classes. Compare homegrown players versus out-of-state players. I would like to see some statistics. It will be insightful.