Alabama: A Top Ten Recruiting Ground

Alabama is one of the top producers of Division I college talent, according to a survey conducted by the Orlando Sentinel. According to the Sentinel report, the Top 20 states for producing recruits are: 1. Texas (374); 2. California (332); 3. Florida (313); 4. Ohio (157); 5. Georgia (151); 6. Pennsylvania (94); 7. Louisiana (85); 7. North Carolina (85); 9. Alabama (84); 10. Illinois (72) 11. Michigan (67); 12. Mississippi (65); 13. New Jersey (64); 13. Virginia (64); 15. Tennessee (53); 16. South Carolina (44); 17. Arkansas (35); 18. Arizona (34); 19. Washington (31); 20. Maryland (26). SEC states in BOLD.