Where college football players come from

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Where college football players come from - Tuesday, January 21, 2014 12:28 PM
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Re:Where college football players come from - Tuesday, January 21, 2014 12:34 PM
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Ha, my home county in NC is red in most categories, wouldn't have thought that. I knew we had some solid d linemen and dbs recently.

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Re:Where college football players come from - Tuesday, January 21, 2014 12:36 PM
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The full post has some cool data.
 
 


The map reveals a few interesting things:
  1. Conferences tend to focus heavily on recruiting locally. Only the area around Los Angeles is well-represented in nearly every conference.
  2. 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.
  3. South Florida produces a lot of football players—except kickers and punters.
While conferences tend to be local, it’s possible that some teams within conferences have better reach than others. To approximate how well programs recruit beyond their home state, I calculated a rough measure of geographic diversity, based on how many states are represented on each team and how many players come from each state. For example, a team with 50 players from one state would have the lowest diversity score, while a state with one player from each of the 50 states would have the highest. The most and least diverse programs, as well as a few notable teams, are show below.

 
http://blog.modeanalytics...all-players-call-home/
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Re:Where college football players come from - Tuesday, January 21, 2014 1:21 PM
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That is very, VERY cool ... thanks for the find!

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Re:Where college football players come from - Tuesday, January 21, 2014 3:30 PM
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I did laugh though when I clicked on the OL button and A LOT of dots popped up in cornfields.

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