National Signing Day has come and gone and the state of Texas appears to have won the distinction for having the most Division I FBS scholarship football players as 379 signed Letters of Intent.
The findings are part of the statistical analysis NationalHSFootball has does annually (and, we know, a few more signees are still coming in). This year, it shows that one of every 99 high school players in Florida signed a Division I FBS scholarship. That’s far more impressive than Texas, where only one of every 436 players signed a Letter of Intent.
Florida, in fact, was one of just seven states to have a ratio of less than 1-to-300 with Georgia coming in second (1 of every 176), Louisiana third (1 of every 220), Hawaii fourth (1 of every 251), Alabama fifth (1 in 269), Maryland and Washington D.C. combined for sixth (1 of every 289), and Ohio got in under the wire at seventh (1 of every 300).
Texas remained king in total number of players and the gap between itself and Florida grew (379 to 351). California (252), Georgia (188) and Ohio (153) are the only other states with more than 100 signees.
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|A state-by-state breakdown of Division I FBS signees per participant. Data collected from participation stats distributed by the National Federation of High School Sports and signees as reported by Division I FBS schools and the Rivals.com database.|