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DePaul losing local talent

Blue Demons have ignored some of state's top high school programs

Updated: January 11, 2010, 9:36 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Tracy Dildy had a simple plan for returning DePaul to its once successful past when he was hired as a Blue Demons assistant in 1997.

Dildy's strategy was to make DePaul Chicago's program again. He was going to recruit the city and recruit it hard. He made stops off the Kennedy Expressway to talk to coaches and players. He connected to the Eisenhower and delivered his pitch on the West Side. He then maneuvered around traffic on the Dan Ryan and hit up the South Side.

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