Being able to recruit the top in-state talent is important for our program, because this state often develops quality talent, it's easier to develop relationships and connections with high school/prep programs that are closer to you, and establishing a network within the state for your program can be beneficial for succeeding staffs in continuing those relationships and therefore keep the program winning consistently across years and coaching staffs. That's how traditionally successful programs are developed.

Having said all that, no, having a program full of in-state players does not result in filling arenas. Winning will always do that, just like it has always done that. And you do not need in-state players in order to have winning programs. But as I've said above, it does make things easier, especially if your state produces enough quality talent on a consistent basis....

Recruiting in-state talent does not automatically equate to having winning seasons, but having winning seasons will always equate to being better able to recruit the better in-state talent to your program. Winning will always equate winning.....