These sorts of articles are always fun to read and directionally accurate, I guess. They often have a bit of specious reasoning and some lack of understanding around specific context but whatever. Let’s dive in!
Meanwhile, at the other end of the spectrum, there are programs that recruit like crazy but achieve only modest outcomes, like South Carolina, Texas and Georgia. The latter two in particular are storied programs that recruit off of their prestige, but both teams have found a way to mess up that advantage in recent seasons.