Families want to attend their sons' games in person. They'd rather not watch them on TV. Therefore, proximity is still an important factor in recruiting for many players/families.Yes, but do you think Nebraska is one of the best teams today? We would hardly be on any national TV if there were that few games being televised.
And being located within driving distance of the school back then was far more important to families than just 3 or 4 TV appearances. All games on TV today is a much better advantage than 3 or 4 games vs. location.
But we can agree to disagree about it. Doesn't matter what we think. What's important is what recruits think.