No, here is what I think.
Every coach has a limited amount of resources. You can't recruit 100 kids at once. In fact, you probably can't really recruit 10 kids at once (in the same class) and do it effectively.
When we have prioritized elite kids, we have generally swung and missed. McGary and Chatman were wins. Losses: Booker, Bates-Diop, Kennard, Brunson, Dozier, Blackmon, Thornton, Bridges, Leaf, Battle, Langford, Jaren Jackson, Looney, Ellenson, Swanigan, Bowen, Kris Wilkes. Obviously, we pursued some of these guys harder than others, but we did pursue them all.
When we have spent lots of resources chasing elite kids (2014, 2016), our fallback options haven't worked out that great.
I believe our sweet spot is finding kids in the 50-150 range, and beyond, who we think are overlooked but very good. Morris, Burke, Hardaway, Robinson (when he committed), Stauskas, Levert, Wagner, Wilson - all fall into that category. What I like about our 2017 class is that all the kids fit that profile, and they are all Plan A guys we scouted and recruited extensively, which I think matters. To put the cherry on top (not unlike McGary), we are now pursuing a five star who is legitimately recruitable. That's the exception, though, not the rule, and I would not spend my time recruiting multiple five stars if it means not having the resources to recruit the kids we really like in the 50-150 range.
Simply put, our rate of return on those kids is poor, and we have proven we can win Big with the pre-2014 strategy.