Michigan Recruiting Map 2/20

Submitted by Rescue_Dawn on February 20th, 2011 at 6:51 PM

I updated the recruiting Map with the latest information....I'll probably be doing this once a week.  Especially since things have been moving so quickly. 


I added a 50 mile buffer around all the universities in the BCS conferences....this gives a nice picture of whose backyard we are dipping in.  I am still playing around with the formatting and symbology.  If you have any questions a/o comments please let me know.  

Michigan Football Recruiting Map 2/20



**note: All data on map references Touch The Banner


Zone Left

February 20th, 2011 at 7:26 PM ^

Nice map!

FWIW, you've still got Colorado and an extra Big 12 colored dot near Nebraska in the Big 12 and Utah isn't on the map for the PAC-12. Totally not trying to be a tool.


February 20th, 2011 at 8:53 PM ^

Thanks for pointing out the errors....I'll am going to leave it as is for the time being....incase anyone else points out some needed corrections, but I'll post an updated version with all the corrections tonight/tomorrow...thanks for the feedback.


February 20th, 2011 at 9:29 PM ^

Great map, Only quibble I have is that you missed Utah and Washington St. in the PAC-12 among your BCS universities. 

It's a great map and the amount of work you put in was impressive.




February 20th, 2011 at 10:22 PM ^

Question: you've got Ifeadi Odenigbo plotted in Portsmouth-ish (where US-23 hits the Ohio River). I had him in Centerville, near Dayton. I just wanted to make sure my data is accurate.


February 21st, 2011 at 1:00 AM ^

Things I'm observing due to your efforts:

1. It's interesting how secluded Penn State is from other major football programs.  With the talent PA and Eastern Ohio has to offer it's amazing how much PSU has underperformed since joining the B10.

2. Interesting how close Michigan and MSU are geographically.  There are only a couple other B10 schools that overlap in the 50 mile radius.  Obviously this puts both these teams at a recruiting disadvantage.

3. Huge cluster of ACC schools right on top of eachother in NC/VA.

Steve in PA

February 21st, 2011 at 10:48 AM ^

I'm trying to come up with an algorithm to predict where recruits will ultimately sign.  Distance is defintely one of the very important variables.  I'm working on weighting, so it may or may not be the most important.


When I get something diary-worth I'll post it.