[quote=“49er1, post:60, topic:30218”][quote=“NinerAlum18, post:59, topic:30218”]Forgive me if this was discussed earlier in the thread but I don’t have time to read it all, but are we hitting the Charlotte area hard at all?
I am an asst. coach at a HS here in Charlotte and they haven’t really been by lately and we’ve had a couple kids go to the ACC in recent years that honestly would’ve done very well had Charlotte gone after them harder.
I know we hit FL hard and it’s paid dividends with DeLuca and Rolle[/quote]
Yes we need to focus more on local kids, but the fact of the matter IS: a lot, if not MOST have tar holes in their eyes, and an acc bias they were raised with that’s hard if not impossible to overcome. We’ll get a few local kids, but not a lot, regardless of how “hard” we recruit them.[/quote]
None of the kids have gone to Carolina. One to Wake, one to Duke and another to App. All would’ve fit well at Charlotte. I just wish we’d see Charlotte hitting schools in Charlotte harder and fighting for these kids. Also building relationships with HS coaches is very key as most know and I’m not saying the Niners would win every battle or even a majority but I think they could win a few. Especially considering all the talent at Vance, Mallard Creek and Hough just those three schools are within 20mins of campus.