Ever wonder where each college football player is from?
One website has done all the work for you.
Jake Sharpless of Rukkus.com published a revealing blog post in which data was compiled of all 13,738 players set to be on upcoming Football Bowl Subdivision rosters. The post includes interactive images that feature recruiting heat maps, average distance from hometowns to colleges broken down by each program and other interesting nuggets.
(This isn’t a surprise, but Hawaii recruits were found to have the furthest average distance from hometown to college. Meanwhile, USF’s players were found to be the closest to home. On average, players traveled 446 miles to go to college.)
The entire post is worth a read, and you can study the SEC data.