22 different states have contributed to SEC football so far in this year's recruiting class. Let's see where we are getting our future stars from.
Recruiting Territory Breakdown:
South Carolina: 10
North Carolina: 4
New York: 1
New Hampshire: 1
New Jersey: 1
Although SEC coaches do get around and are probably aggravating the other BCS conferences by stealing their top prospects, the South is still lush with recruits. I believe it is a strategy of trying to secure the Southeast before actually venturing off to faraway land to lure people to the SEC.
I have to give the best National recruiting award to Lane Kiffin with Bobby Johnson coming in second. Sure the other schools like Florida, Georgia and Alabama are looking better as far as stars, but the two coaches from Tennessee don't have that much division I talent in-state and are forced to leave their comfort zones. They are both rather new and kinda have to look outside the region, considering Urban, Nick, and Mark got the area locked down.
Conclusion: The SEC is a very appealing to kids around the country. Some just can't bare to leave to far from home. However, that being said a lot of the superior talented kids want to come play for the SEC, because they know they will be playing for the best teams. I look for more and more outsiders to be trying to make their way in, before the recruiting battle is over.