ToungeInCheek since 2010
5 Year Member
I think that comment sums up most of the local recruiting angst. There is so much state pride, that the majority/vocal minority, can't handle the prospect of local kids having success elsewhere. Florida and Louisiana don't like it either, but they know it is inevitable as there is more talent in the state than they can handle, so they know they will miss. Here in Nebraska we take each miss personally.Losing in-state creates separation in the fan base and recruits locally a bit. It's not about whether we can get someone else at that caliber.
And such with Dickerson, we might have to settle for lesser talent that isn't local. So double whammy.