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I think we sometimes miss the magnitude of the current ranking of HS football players. Especially with the recent success of Alabama football recruiting.
A few considerations:
There are currently around 1.1 million high school students (depends on what stats you believe) from 14,000 high schools in America playing HS football.
There are 124 Div. 1A football programs in America (if you include FCS teams). Let's assume that all of those teams fill the allowed 85 scholarships. That's only 10,540 players in Div 1A. Even if you consider all of the divisions in college football, you only have a little over 80,000 total players at the college level. This is out of 1.1 million.
More perspective. With those numbers, less than 1% of high school football players make the top 1000 list. Now imagine the top 250 or 100. An amazing accomplishment. Can you imagine being in the top 10 of 1.1 million high school football players? What about the top 5?
Now imagine being selected to play on an NFL team where only 1,696 positions are available. Out of 1.1 million high school players.
This just helps us appreciate the amazing accomplishments of these young men and perhaps gain more perspective into the current star ratings.
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God stuff. It makes me wonder how many deserving players are missed because of their location or playing on a bad team.
Lucky, can you give us an idea of how many HS players ya'll evaluate each season?
Thanks for the nice remarks. The nerd in me sometimes takes over. Loved the remark about the HS seniors. That makes it even more impressive.
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