And recruits not going to LSU/Alabama/florida don't care that the SEC won 7 titles in a row
Don't forget both Auburn and Tennessee have more Crystal Footballs than the entire Even More Pacific 12 (formerly the Very Pacific 10) combined
It's the glitz and glamor, the media adulation. No team has had more 5* glory seeking jocks for over a decade - even last season's team. They go there with fat heads and proceed to underachieve as a team -- no official BCS Championships and every time they lose it is to a team with less talent, usually a lot less talent. Even deflating footballs, deceitfully changing jerseys, and denying opponents walk through practices in the Coliseum helps. The kind of talent they attract puts the team second; it never gels to form the invincible team that much 5 and 4 star talent ought to make. Part of it is inferior coaching, but a huge chunk of it is just that primadonnas gonna primadonna.
So fret not all those 5* recruits; they'll go there and play their usual weak schedule and lose. They lack the personalities that it takes to be National Champions. They don't have "the chest."