Hire a good head coach and forget Texas ties. Withers would not be the lead recruiter. That is the job of the assistants. People keep talking about Dodge versus Mac in terms of Dodge's Texas ties. Maybe the difference was really the assistants. You know the ones that actually go out and recruit. Dunbar didn't come here for Dodge, for example. Mac had a great resume staff, but that is where your lack of Texas ties comes in. So bring in Jinks or someone similar as OC and hire a couple of top Texas high school coaches as position coaches. Then fill in the rest with "your guys" if you want.
Seems to me that recruiting really isn't the HC's main job, but rather that of the assistance. The HC can be a "closer" type I suppose, so you want someone with some charisma. But I think that someone that will hire great coordinators and recruiters is what you want, along with an overall defensive and offensive philosophy that wins.
I think this is an ingenious way to prove that your little rants and campaigns are not about ego. I would have never thought to start a thread with "Its so hard being so right so often, mofos!!" in order to demonstrate humility and a lack of self-serving attitudes.