Despite National SIgning day having been a good, but not overly great day, let me call into question several of the myths many canes fans have flipped over. Everone seems to think it is impertive we sign all south florida kids, and though we should cherry pick the best ones, we do not need to go all in on south florida. I believe our long term strategy would be to cherry pick the premier talent in the state, then make our head way in other states that will have a BIG APPEAL to 17 year old kids. I played college football, was recuited to play two sports, however, after football season i decided i wanted no part of a baseball season. But as a 17 year old kid who grew up in New York City, I wanted to go as FAR AWAy from New York as possible. I wanted my independence, to get away, to enjoy life on my own. Kids who are 17-18 years old are going to feel this way naturally. So when we lose kids who want to get away from all they have known, we cant blame them. So how do we counter this trend??? TEXAS !!!!! Texas is the state we need to focus on and here is why. For the same reason kids in our own backyard want to go elsewhere, kids from texas want to get away from the ranch, and dusty cow towns that are land locked from water for hours and hours. Kids from SoFla arent impressed by south beach cause they grew up here. Now bring some 17-18 year old kids who grew up in central texas, and have only seen a beach in a movie, or seen a night club in a music video, and let me know how impressed they are to visit MIAMI Campus. The only state that rivals florida in talent is texas, and california to some degree. If our kids want to leave, then we have to go to the place where talent exists, and these kids would be awe inspired by the culture of MIAMI. Texas has enough talent to feed how many division one schools? 8? 9? 10? Not even sure how many there are. But Oklahoma, and Oklahoma state, and Kansas State, and Nebraska, have also been making a living off of Texas kids as well. Miami needs to get in TEXAS, AND HARD. Cause we can impress those kids and show them something they have not seen. Oklahoma Nebraska, and all the other schools in TEXAS are more of the same to these kids. We can offer an attractive alternative to any 17-18 year old kid whos never been to a place like Miami. Ask Jeremy Shockey what he thought of when he arrived from ADA OKLAHOMA? Sure we can still cherry pick skill players from Florida, Georgia, Louisiana. But we need to get a bigger prescence in states where we can impress these kids with what MIAMI HAS TO OFFER. Get in TEXAS. Get in ALABAMA, which is producing quite a bit of talent for two major SEC schools. Alabama and Texas are boring. We need to take only the ELITE FROM FLORIDA who want to be CANES. Then we go after the 5 star kids who are looking for something different then what they are used to. This should be our plan going forward.