I think Pittman learned at Georgia how the elite schools work to get top classes. He said as much when he was hired how much focus that Kirby Smart placed on the assistants to recruit. Second, he made staff changes a year ago to prune members who were not as strong in that area , even going with unproven position coaches to do it. It helps that the ties to Georgia are on the stafff when portal opening pop up.
That said Pittman said this year they needed to do better in Arkansas. While Oklahoma has been a step up , one could say Texas and Louisiana are still not where they can be on annual basis. Arkansas has benefitted by having best high school programs near campus compared to years past. NW Ark growth has helped offset central Ark and other areas in state where populations have declined.
Not sure on this one. Arkansas does alot of recruiting arkansas athletes outside of NW Arkansas, and many of our best athletes are still from central & South Arkansas. We hit Central Arkansas pretty hard this year.
I don’t disagree with your thoughts, just the demographics are favoring NW Ark. I am happy we have two recruits from Clarendon this year but I would bet NW Ark will have more year in and year out. If NW Ark had not grown like it has , the question is where in Arkansas consistently do we get our core 10 recruits. Big companies hiring folks moves families to that area , not so much the others and I get there are good players , just talking the numbers.
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