Let me start by saying I bet some (or even many) recruits "like" alternate unis, but this doesn't mean they go to school because of unis. People here (and elsewhere) argue that we should wear alternate unis to "keep up with the Oregons in recruiting". They point to it like a statement of fact, which it is not. It is said almost without question that we will somehow fall behind if we don't change our unis.
I would argue Oregon needs to keep up with OSU, not vice versa. OSU, Texas, Alabama, USC, FSU, Georgia etc don't need gimmicks to recruit. Oregon does. Oregon's offensive scheme, facilities and winning will get them a lot more recruits than the unis ever could have. I'm not here to say that one particular thing determines success in recruiting, but I am saying alternate unis, or changing unis on a weekly bases is not the answer. While I didn't like the ones we wore for either of the UW games in 2011 and 2013, I did like the first 2 throwback alternates we wore against UM.
As corroborating evidence, I present all of the schools who occupied a top 5 spot in at least one of the last 10 years of recruiting rankings (per scout). I chose 10 years because that's about the time when alternate unis started becoming a trend. Notice anything? This might be a list of the most conservative uni schools (hold PSU). Sure several of them (including OSU) have worn alternate unis for a game or two, but none of them wear them regularly a la Oregon, Maryland, TCU, OKSU, Oregon State, Washington State etc. There's one school who is conspicuously missing from the list, Oregon.
Alabama (6 times)
Notre Dame 3