If you truly hold the belief that male athletes are difficult to recruit if you're a female, look at the class Angela Reckart is bringing in at Penn State this season. 4 sub 1:51 guys from in and out of state. She is the major force recruiting Penn State, especially since Gondak is socially awkward and unlikable. Although he brings the coaching expertise for the 800, a lot of athletes are going there because of the relationship Angela formed with them.
I know Andrea and if you don't think she can recruit then you don't know a single thing about her. She recruited prospects to Iowa State over schools like Colorado Oregon Stanford. Not the easiest sell. But she's a coach who has proven she can develop athletes and win championships, which is paramount.
The package of Coach Andrea and UNC is going to be difficult to brush aside. This is more her program than it was at Iowa State and you can bet that she's going to go to extra mile that it is going to take to salvage the UNC program.
Tell me what girls are going to choose UVA over UNC at this point. Duke over UNC. Henes is her greatest threat in the ACC, but a lot of girls would chose a UNC degree over a NC State degree if it came down to it. Excited to see how this will play out.