1. You're correct. Not landing =/= not recruiting. Carman said "recruited." I gave him the benefit of the doubt and posted "landed." But there is definitely a difference.
2. I believe you're correct concerning the City Series kids. East's DeVanier Floyd seemed like an Arth-type recruit. The others... not so much. Arth & Co. are clearly working to change the personality of the locker room. Buchtel had a handful of good players this year (all of whom played at Massillon this year 🙄) but I really doubt Arth is interested in any of them... at all.
3. If you read the thread some people are just negative about the city of Akron. But hey, our campus is beautiful, downtown is about to come alive and is truly experiencing a renaissance. Our stadium is beautiful & the field house is excellent. It has to be the lack of winning which makes it difficult. The soccer & basketball team don't have any trouble landing top-shelf talent.