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February 11, 2013

Where the FBS signees come from

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Dallas Jackson is the National Columnist for Rivals.com. Email him your comments or story ideas to DallasJ@Yahoo-Inc.com and follow him on Twitter.

According to the data from National Signing Day, FBS
coaches are getting less out of time spent in Texas and
Ohio.

The findings are part of the statistical analysis Rivals.com does annually (and, we know, a few more signees are still coming in). This year, it shows that one of every 124 high school players in Florida signed a Division I FBS scholarship. That's far more impressive than Texas, where one of every 475 players signed a letter of intent.

Texas is king in total number of players signing -- bettering its annual competitor in raw numbers, Florida (346 to 332). California (251), Georgia (184) and Ohio (145) are the only other states with more than 100 signees.

The gap at the top was closer than normal as Texas had 25 fewer signees year-over-year. Ohio had 14 fewer.

Of the big five states, California added 23 signees, Georgia secured 19 more and Florida gained seven FBS signees. Virginia saw the largest improvement in signees in the class of 2013 versus 2012 by adding 27.

Florida was one of just four states to have a ratio of less than 1-to-250. Georgia came in second (1 of every 178), Utah third (1 of every 229) and Hawaii fourth (1 in 244). Louisiana just missed, having 1 of every 251.

Vermont and Maine were the only states that did not produce a recruit in consecutive seasons. Alaska, Montana, New Hampshire, and North Dakota joined the group without a signee in the class of 2013, while Wyoming, Rhode Island and South Dakota all had one player sign with an FBS-level program.

BY THE NUMBERS
A state-by-state breakdown of Division I FBS signees per participant. Data collected from participation stats distributed by the National Federation of High School Sports and signees as reported by Division I FBS schools and the Rivals.com database.
StateSigneesPlayersRatio
Florida33241,127124
Georgia18432,726178
Utah368,212229
Hawaii204,875244
Louisiana8120,293251
Alabama8322,715274
Maryland/D.C.4915,639320
Ohio14546,463321
Oklahoma3511,298323
Virginia7925,456323
Arizona3612.237340
California251104,334416
Pennsylvania6326,370419
New Jersey5625,592457
North Carolina7335,338485
Texas346167,477485
Nevada147,059505
Tennessee4022,994575
Indiana3822,050581
Illinois7747,445617
Mississippi3422,306657
Missouri3523,178663
Colorado2315,595679
Michigan6242,743690
Arkansas1511,440763
South Carolina2418,854786
Kentucky1714,042826
Washington2622,090850
Delaware33,0281010
Oregon1313,2431019
Idaho77,2171031
Connecticut1010,6021061
Wisconsin2428,4261185
New York2735,5521317
Kansas914,2461583
Massachusetts1019,8651987
Nebraska510,0412009
West Virginia36,0892030
New Mexico36,7642255
Iowa819,5192440
Wyoming12,6802680
Rhode Island12,9532953
Minnesota723,8163403
South Dakota13,6063606
Vermont01,1720
Alaska02,0630
North Dakota03,2010
New Hampshire03,5300
Maine03,7210
Montana04,6910
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