This has been brought up here and there in other threads but what advantages do public schools have over private schools? Or do they even have an advantage? Of the three biggest winners in college tennis (USC, Stanford, UCLA), two are private schools. Miami has really struggled in getting the top Florida prospects the last few years. The amount of commitment the school has towards athletics and tennis makes a difference of course. But was discussing this with someone else the other day and the general thinking seems to be that the public schools have the advantage because of tuition but I think there is more to it than that. USC and Stanford have been way more successful than any public school. Maybe they have the necessary "channels" and "connections".