Local recruiting is always important, especially in-state. Wisconsin and Iowa routinely turn walk on, 2 and 3 star athletes into stellar OL and DL. Development is WAY more important than rankings. Usually, the Badgers and Hawkeyes have 2/3 or 3/4 of their lines come from instate lower ranked kids. Love having high ranked classes, but I'll take hard working, tough, coachable, and playing with a chip on their shoulders recruits. THESE guys were underdogs and never really got second looks out of high school. But, under all those layers, they had......IT. 😎❤️🏈This is why winning is even more important for Nebraska than most other teams. Having a local recruiting hotbed is a bigger advantage today than its ever been IMO. Rutgers is a great example. They dont have be very successful to build a decent class because of their proximity to talent. We really need to start winning or this staff is going to have a very difficult time selling their vision to any top notch recruits.