Perhaps the most fundamental strategy in recruiting is to lock up your local talent as a program. You must be strong in bringing in the top and most talented prospects who reside in your city, town, state and region.
You just have to.
I can't explain long enough how important it is to put a recruiting fence up around your territory. If you can't keep the talented recruits on your home turf at home on a consistent basis, then you're probably going to be a recruiting failure as a program.
Now, some programs like LSU, Texas, Ohio State and Alabama do an excellent job of keeping their fences consistently strong. It's hard to go into Louisiana, the Lone Star State, Ohio or 'Bama and get a prospect.
Other schools, well, things aren't so good. They are having trouble consistently keeping recruits home. Here are 10 that come to mind.