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Map: Where 4- and 5-star players come from

Sport Source Analytics posted a very interesting map today: where four- and five-star recruits in the 2014 and 2015 recruiting classes came from, and who signed them.

Talent map

A couple observations:

  1. Stevie Wonder can see a disproportionate, relative to the total population of this country, of blue-chip recruits hail from the Southeast, and most of those players are signed by Southeastern schools.
  2. The area between Atlanta and Birmingham, apparently, produced as many blue chips as any other metro area in the country, if not more.
  3. It is certainly possible this is a perfectly accurate representation of this nation's top high school football talent. After all, save for Ohio State, every national champion over the last 10 years has hailed from the same area of the nation.
  4. It also seems possible, given the subscriber numbers generating from that part of the country, recruiting sites are in the business of giving the people what they want and devoting more of their resources to one area of the country over some others.


(HT @SportSourceA)