Kyle Whittingham has tons of connections in the Polynesian community and through decades of effective recruiting between him and McBride there is a large network of Utah Polynesian alumni. Together with the fact that he has a more proven track record of developing NFL talent and Kalani still has an uphill battle to fight.
Kalani being actual family with a lot of these recruits is a huge advantage but he also has to start putting some of these recent 4 star recruits in the league before we can honestly say he is on equal footing to the system Whittingham has. That said, results are already speaking for themselves. Kalani already has 2 4 star D line recruits on the roster and another verbal commit with potentially more coming in the next class.