Ever wondered from where most of your top college football recruitments come? MODE’s Benn Stancil wondered the same thing. So he used information from ESPN to create an interactive map of all of the places from where football players are recruited.
The major takeaways are as follows:
- Conferences tend to focus heavily on recruiting locally. Only the area around Los Angeles is well-represented in nearly every conference.
- The largest number of players come from LA, New York, South Florida, and Houston. Relative to the number of college-aged males in the region, however, the south produces the most players.
- South Florida produces a lot of football players—except kickers and punters.
Are you surprised by any of this? Or does it just make sense? Share your thoughts in the comments.