See, I think this is the wrong conversation to be having. Of course, what Fry is saying is true. And if the coaches don't know that then they are jamming ice picks into their ears to drown out the criticism.It's pretty simple and I think everyone already knows, including the Iowa staff. No upper tier WR recruits want to come here.
Let's look at it from the other direction...
Name 1 reason an upper tier WR would want to come to Iowa over another school.
It's a chicken/egg problem.
The conversation should not be how do we coax a talented, High D1 transfer WR to Iowa, the immediate conversation should be how do we find the next Charlie Jones and get that kid on campus? The longer term discussion is how do we develop more success on the field so we are more attractive down the road. But for now, we need depth. We should be panning for diamonds in the rough at WR right now.