The pipeline concept in recruiting is one of several tactics used by schools and coaching staffs across the country to get their foot in the door of high schools that are noted factories for producing prep talent.
The popularity of pipeline schools is something that has gained considerable traction in recent years. With the phenomenon that recruiting has become, leading coaches search for any possible competitive advantages in the race to secure a top recruiting class.
The distinction even appears in NCAA Football’s EA Sports video game when you are trying to build a class only fit for the world of PlayStation and X-Box—unless you are USC.
Florida State is one school that has benefited from this approach since Bobby Bowden hauled in top flight classes. Now, Jimbo Fisher has taken the baton and set up shop at a select few high schools.
Which schools have been the most fruitful for the Seminoles, and which is Fisher trying to establish a presence in?
Find out in this breakdown of FSU’s biggest pipelines.