Big Ten Talent Origin by State
Some time back I had asked Tim to include the state of origin in the Recruiting Class Rankings. I reason was that I wanted to figure out the geographical distribution of Big Ten school's recruiting focus. Now that the information is available, I have taken Tim's Big Ten Recruiting Class Ranking for 09/12 and combined the school wise information to create the table above that breaks down the origin of Big Ten recruitment by state.
The distribution is quite interesting at this point - OH is the biggest supplier of Big Ten players - as expected. FL and TX are the biggest out of conference contributors with CA surprisingly quite low despite the abundance of talent there.
Among the schools, ND, NEB and IOWA seem to have cast the widest net so far. Do you see any other points of interest?