In order to be a successful recruiting power, a program must first be able to lock down their home turf. Luring top local talent around a school's city, state and region is crucial.
After that phase is completed, then it's time to venture out to other regions and areas of the country—and world. The ability to pluck prospects from all over really puts a program over the top on the recruiting trail and makes it a major threat to the rest of the country.
It's believed that a program always wants to be expand its recruiting reach, so being able to recruit outside its local region is crucial. Some schools like Texas choose to stay mainly within Texas, and that serves them well due to the Longhorns' being located in a hotbed like the Lone Star State.
Other schools, on the other hand, choose to explore all nooks and crannies of the map for prospects. In this read, we'll look at some of the best schools who recruit outside their region.