I don't really follow recruiting other than for us and what's on this site. I will note what programs other than USC are in the top ten, and where OSU ranked in a given year, but that's about it. So at the office the subject of recruiting came up, I said we were doing well again, especially given 3-9. So a guy in responds that ND has been out-recruiting us, beating us 2 of the last 3 years, and they have had multiple bad years and Weis to contend with. Doubting that (though knowing ND has been recruiting well) I do some non-premium snooping, and it turns out that strictly in terms of final rankings, it looks like he's right. And this year Scout has us about tied, but ND has 3 top 100 guys signed to our 1.
So, long preamble aside, to those of you who follow it more closely I ask, is this true IYO, and if so, why would this be? It would seem that we are as similar as two programs can be, and one could argue that ND should have a way tougher job recruiting because they've been sub-par for quite a long time, having really only that one Weis year of success to show. What gives?