I get what you are trying to say, but it comes across as another excuse because UND happened to get another NDSU recruit. Does UND get an advantage because Otis it there, of course. At the same time, siblings go to different schools all the time! Plenty of UND hockey players who had siblings go to other schools as well. The same thing could be said when a legacy goes somewhere else, but it happens. Everyone has their own reason for why they want to go somewhere .... Maybe they want to play with a sibling, maybe they like the vibe of a different school, maybe they connect well with some coaches over others, maybe they want to be closer to or farther from home .... the list goes on. Given what NDSU has done over the past decade would it really be that surprising if a talented CB wanted to go there over go play with his brother, No! And if UND hadn't picked up their play over the past few seasons and started improving their recruiting a bit, then he very well may have chosen a different route. That's not saying UND is where they want to be yet, or that they will repeat a Valley Championship, but they have certainly shown they have the talent to compete.
I would have liked Altepeter and couple others, but thus far, I'm pretty happy with the class we are putting together. Still a few big names I'm hoping to here.