Being from MD, I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised at the amount of talent that seems to be coming out of the State. I know it's no Texas or Florida by any stretch of the imagination, but it seems that pretty consistently over the past couple of years there has been at least one Elite (5*) player from MD; and a likelihood of this happening again with offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio.
It also seem that we are recruiting pretty consistently out of the Mid-Atlantic region(Maryland in particular) since RR has arrived.
Can anyone tell me, since I did not follow FB that much in High School, has MD always been a place which U of M has tapped into for talent, or this just recently? I know that several kids from DeMatha (my cousin plays there) were given offers last year for instance.
Is this an area where we are trying to develop some pipelines with, because I know right now the general thinking of the majority of kids is that if you are good enough, Penn State or OSU are the places to go? However, A lot of the schools that are producing these elite players (DeMatha, Good Counsel are the two consistent/main producers) are from very good private schools where education is actually quite good. I would think that this would give us an advantage.
What are your all thoughts?