Players From Florida and Georgia Crowding Top of 2015 Recruiting Rankings
And if the 2015 recruiting class is any indication, that trend won't be stopping anytime soon.
As things sit right now in the 247Sports' 2015 recruiting rankings, 12 of the top 25 players in the nation hail from these two states. Sure, there's a few from California and Texas thrown in there as well.
But there are simply no two states that can match the type of talent that Florida and Georgia are producing at this point in time.
Trent Thompson, the top overall player and best defensive player in the class? Georgia. Five-star cornerback Kevin Toliver II? Florida. Defensive end CeCe Jefferson? Florida as well. And the list goes on and on.
Year in and year out, these two states churn out football prospects like nobody's business. Of course, that doesn't always translate into the players staying in-state to attend two of the top football schools in the nation.
It's still extremely early in the recruiting process, but right now, only Georgia can claim one of the 12 prospects from the two states.
The Bulldogs have received a commitment from versatile cornerback Terry Godwin, so that's certainly a nice start for Mark Richt in terms of landing excellent in-state prospects.
How many more will these two schools be able to keep within the borders? Who knows right now.
But it's pretty obvious at this point that both Richt and Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp could field a rather outstanding team just by picking from the crop of players within their own state.
There's no doubt that both states will continue to send more and more top players to schools around the country as the years progress.
However, you can bet that Richt and Muschamp will do all they can to keep them at home.
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