Let’s say you’re a first-year college football head coach. You’re gonna need some players. Let’s also say you aren’t picky about the schemes your offensive and defensive coordinators run and are willing to run whatever fits the best players available to you.
We could use data alone to figure this out by region, showing which kinds of players tend to rank highly in each state. But your school’s recruiting turf isn’t confined to your state’s borders. Each team has to think about its region as a whole.
So let’s use this interactive recruiting map of every FBS signee since 2002 (the beginning of the recruiting rankings era), made by Corn Nation’s Paul Dalen: Read more.