A major help to a program's recruiting is its location, as schools like Texas, Florida, Miami, Georgia and USC will certainly agree. Residing in an area rich with talent is a huge aid, as schools can pluck good local talent who usually grew up rooting for the program.
However, some schools will disagree with that claim, as they sit in great hotbeds but are finding it tough to lure good recruits to their campus. This list has eight schools who fit that design and one will be surprised to find out it's on here.
From two schools in Texas who want to know Mack Brown's secret to recruiting, to a California school in a beautiful city who can't convince Golden State prospects to sign and two programs in the Carolina region whose recruiting cupboards are routinely bare, here are hotbed schools struggling at recruiting.