Not as much as if we were in the Cotton Bowl .... LSU is recruiting texas hard in 2014 and it would have paid off better if we had our game in Texas.
I think the location of the bowl game is pretty irrelevant. Florida and Louisville will not have any positive/negative recruiting impact in New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl. High school kids are not paying much attention to who is playing in their back yard once every blue moon.
Now, I do believe playing Clemson will help in recruiting because we tend to go after similar defensive players and a head-to-head victory would always help in the recruiting pitch.