Thought I'd start a thread about recruiting strategy. Can we do things differently? Should we? Curious what others think. As has been pointed out before, we've only landed a total of 3 top 30 recruits in the past 4 years combined (2016 - 2019). Daton (#1) and Kaden (#15) for 2017, and Wittlake (#6) for 2018. There were none for 2016 and none so far for 2019, although the book isn't closed yet with Kharchla, Balmaceda, and Lovett still available. My intent isn't to bemoan our results, complain about PSU/tOSU/Iowa, or rant about RTC $ and wrestling facilities - hopefully the long-term plans are underway to address that stuff. But can adjustments be made in the short-term? Here are some things mentioned before plus a couple of other ideas. Make a play for the top 10 guys of course, but if they don't respond with serious interest early on, then pivot and move on to the 11-30 type guys and hit them with big scholly offers. It just seems wasteful to spend a lot of time and effort recruiting the guys that will likely end up at PSU or tOSU (for now). Place a greater focus on regional recruiting KS, TX, and CO (produces a lot of talent), and on the west coast (CA, OR, WA). Target recruits that have MMA aspirations. DC & Johny have a lot of connections and have mentored our guys before (look at Crutchmer now). Maybe even one of them opens up a MMA facility near Stillwater? I think Frankie Edgar has a place near Rutgers. Until the RTC investment kicks in, identify the guys that primarily do folkstyle, like Heil, Piccininni, and Brevin Balmaceda. IMO, John is the best freestyle coach in the country, he can develop those type guys in freestyle if they show an interest. Thoughts / ideas?