Andy Staples (the athletic) just covered this too


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Posted by BJDevil on February 08, 20 at 22:05:58:

In Reply to: Tidbit!! posted by Chandler Devil on February 06, 20 at 10:49:49:

Without quoting the article (pay walled), the gist was that over the last 10 years, the average number of Top 100 national prospects that signed with a school from their home state dropped from roughly 50% to 30% of the time.

So while it's disheartening to hear that AZ's best players usually don't even consider ASU, no program is immune. Even the most popular/wealthy/powerful programs in the nation don't try to "lock down their backyard" for recruiting anymore. They increasingly focus on getting the best players from anywhere they'll listen and want to come there first over getting the local guys.


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