The adding of Rutgers and Maryland was done for tv revenue reasons, but those two states have been B1G recruiting hotbeds for a long time now anyway. They both produce a good number of recruits and many elite recruits.Need to add a Fla. school to the BIG for recruiting imprint into Fla. Adding USC and UCLA will help with recruiting into California. Adding Rutgers and Md. did nothing for recruiting was only done for tv exposure.
And sitting in the hottest hotbed for HS football hasn’t done a whole lot for Texas and Texas A&M over the past few decades now. They’ve had blips, but not the sustained success of Ohio State.