This should always be the case and really a no brainier.however, all things being equal, ie staff evaluates an instate and out of state recruit as being equal the tie should be in favor of the local kid (which I believe will be the case)
1. The risk of the "instate kid" leaving the program is far less likely
A) he won't be home sick
B) he already knows the culture so won't feel like an outcast
2) this is good for fans and for the program. look at the love Jano received from fans these last couple of years. Sure we love him if he's from Texas but is he one of the most popular on the team as far as fans and local media goes?
3) producing in state talent helps the next generations confidence. Confidence plays a big role in being successful at sports. Keep telling Nebraska kids, Nebraska HS football sucks and they will believe it. Let them believe they can play with anyone and they will play at a much higher level.