Southeast or Northeast: A Fork in the Road

Keeping recruits in-state is a big topic amongst folks who follow recruiting closely.  Today we’ll take a look at the major programs from four southeastern states and compare how successful they’ve been in keeping recruits in-state.  At the end, we’ll talk about whether the Hokies are better off recruiting the southeast or the northeast.

In this article, I used the top 10 recruits in the states of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia for the years 2011, 2012 and 2013.  That’s a total of 30 recruits per state.  I used the rankings.  I’m not saying they’re accurate, but for the purpose of comparison, it’s important to use the same rankings for all.

Here’s how it broke down (number of recruits signed is on the left, total number of recruits is on the right)…

Georgia: 13 out of 30
Clemson: 11 out of 30
Virginia Tech: 10 out of 30
South Carolina: 10 out of 30
Virginia: 7 out of 30
North Carolina: 6 out of 30
NC State: 0 out of 30
Wake Forest: 0 out of 30
Duke: 0 out of 30
Georgia Tech: 0 out of 30