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Talented Hawkins (Los Angeles) players each signed to the Trojans on National Signing Day.
Quick. Which high school had more FBS football signees than 24 other states?
That's easy: IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
Well, maybe not so easy. Fellow Florida powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
had 18 signees. Between the two schools, only 17 states had more commits.
On a Wednesday filled with interesting facts and figures on National Signing Day, following are eight more eye-openers. To dig around and find all the signees for all the schools, visit our National Signing Day page
* With 392 players signing from Florida, the Sunshine State had the second-highest total in the nation, trailing only Texas (404).
* Rounding out the top 10 were California (299), Georgia (251), Ohio (126), Alabama (98), Louisiana (97), Michigan (84), Mississippi (83) and Illinois (79).
* Of the 15 Texans rated in the top 100 recruits by the 247Sports Composite Rating, only three signed with Texas schools. The top one was No. 63-rated Anthony Hines
(linebacker) of Plano East
, who hitched with Texas A&M.
* Of New Jersey's 58 signees, almost one-third of them inked to home-state Rutgers (16), including a pair of 4-stars in St. John-Vianney (Holmdel)
lineman Micah Clark
and Cedar Creek (Egg Harbor City)
skill player Bo Melton
* Kentucky, the only Southeastern Conference school to sign an Ohio recruit, pulled six players out of the state in Archbishop Hoban (Akron)
quarterback Danny Clark
, Springfield (Holland)
running back Bryant Koback
, Harding (Warren)
athlete Lynn Bowden
, Maple Heights
wide receiver Javontae Richardson
, Madison Comprehensive (Mansfield)
defensive back Tyrell Ajian
defensive end Alex King
* This was the year of the switcheroo in Arizona. Among the biggest names to flip were Williams Field kicker Brandon Ruiz
(Alabama to Arizona State), Basha (Chandler)
quarterback Ryan Kelley
(Oregon to Arizona State), Chandler running back TJ Green
(Oregon State to Utah) and Saguaro tight end Jared Poplawski
(Arizona State to Colorado).
* Of the 73 signees out of North Carolina, a whopping 11 inked at East Carolina, including five three-stars.
* In addition to 5-star Liberty County (Hinesville)
stud Richard Lecounte
(Georgia), the University of Georgia landed 14 4-star recruits from its home state.
To see fun facts and figures on every state, click on the related links on the column to the right.