I don't think recruiting in-state is a huge priority for the current staff right now, has been tough sledding and maybe as a result I don't think there has been a ton of effort there. Hitting NC but definitely not as much in VA.
The sentiment is that JJ has a near impossible battle on the recruiting trail for a particular reason; however, I am not sure that reason has ever been revealed.....
"Don't give up......Don't ever give up." -- Jimmy V
I imagine it's a combination of issues, issues that won't go away anytime soon. Considering we've only had two quality contributors that were genuinely from VA (Erick Green and Cadarian Raines) since the Greenberg era, I'm really ok with not focusing on the state. There's too many players in the country that can ball to waste time in a market that doesn't help us. Maybe one day that will change, but I'm not going to lose any sleep over it.
You answered your own question.