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So with our RY14 pretty much wrapped up I am looking to start a little project for the fun of it. I want to start seeing what teams recruit the state the best. I plan on tracking every recruit from the RY12 year on (that's when my other spreadsheets start) that go to ANY D1A school in the country. Figure out the average star rating of those recruits (composite) for each school, and it should be sortable by year, position, conference, etc etc. And will eventually put PA regions in there so we can see if a kid is from a particular region if he may be "predisposed" to going somewhere. Maybe an urban/suburban/rural option too.
So what I would like to know is for the RY15 class, since that database isn't even close to being complete. The others I can just look to see who signed in the database, and RY14 I can just continue with what I have. But I am looking for a good idea of RY15 guys. Most of you live in PA and are fantastic sources of HS football in the State. If you could give me some names I would appreciate it.
I have guys like John Reid, Sterling Jenkins, and Ryan Bates... Who else guys?
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The five teams other than PSU that I expect to see the high on your list are (in no order):
I have to admit I'm really excited to see the non-BCS schools the most. Also see the kind of star rankings a team like Pitt has. Not putting it together yet, but I'd bet they have gotten more PA players than we have the last few years. But quality and the amount with PSU offers should be interesting.
i'm assuming you've gotten everybody that's already in the PSU database? Pretty easy to search by state and year and jot those names down. That will cover a bunch.
Absolutely they have. It's not even close I don't think. Our big name players have been out of state for quite some time now. Just look at the last 3 classes.... , our big gets (4 star and above) were:
-Lynch (NY via Canada)
-O'Connor (FL via Canada)
Only 3 out of 15 were from PA. Heck, in total commitments this year we only have 3 out of 13 from PA. Kind of crazy.
I'm actually messing around with which format I want to use with excel. I have a habit of getting tab crazy with my spreadsheets. When I get to names I'll go to the past state rankings and get those guys first. For 15 I was looking for names people may know off the too of their head. But I'll check that database as well. Guess one of my issues is I don't want to put kids that likely aren't prospects and may not put in guys with no current offers, don't want to miss anyone really.
Maybe twitter accounts for a couple newspapers in every district?
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I'd add WVU.
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thinking you have already done this but if not:
I think the Camp Notebooks Sean put together would also be a great place to look. I also think Sean might have put together a list of some top 2015 prospects as well but I could be wrong. I looked quickly but couldn't find anything.
There are 97 PA players in the 247 database. Looks like 36 with offers at this time
It's gonna be tough to keep up with the guys that emerge throughout the year
Better just quit now then.
This would actually be a cool feature for 247 to come out with...
Just like with the composite rankings, MTayl's just lightyears ahead of all of us.
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If we're just talking which FBS schools have signed the most players from PA irrespective of star ranking, I would guess that list would be Pitt, closely followed by Temple, and then Syracuse, WVU, and some MAC schols (I'd guess Akron or Kent State) rounding out the list. The schools you listed have landed some highly rated players from PA, but I don't think they've signed that many players from the state overall.
JMO, but you may want to think about excluding JUCO players. I think it may skew numbers and lead to outliers (for several reasons).
This post was edited by getmyjive11 9 months ago
Definitely on my mind. My current sheet has the same issue that I just deal with.
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Would normally agree with ND making the list, but with 0 offers out in PA this year I'd be hesitant to put us that high. Really odd to see us with no offers in PA with all the success we've had there in the past.
Finally did it. Feelsgoodman.
...Andre Robinson. Claims an offer from us.
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