Recruiting beyond Midwest important

Coaches look to California because they established relationships there when at SDSU

Updated: October 24, 2011, 11:05 AM ET
By Tom VanHaaren | WolverineNation
WolverineNation runs a Recruiting Mailbag feature every other week and conducts a live chat in the weeks when the mailbag doesn't run. Here's a look at this week's questions from the readers:

Ryan Kunitzer, Saginaw, Mich.: [Former Michigan coach] Lloyd Carr seemed like he had success recruiting California, and Rich Rodriguez in Florida. It appears Brady Hoke is going for some California players, so how important is establishing a state not near Michigan with helping recruiting?