Recruiting is the lifeblood of every college football program, and some schools have it easier than others whether it is due to history of the program or just being in a plume recruiting area. While others like Wyoming have very few FBS caliber high school players each year so they need to widen their recruiting base to get the players they need to win.
Benn Stancil took the time to put together maps of every single college football program and conference to illustrate where players came from. This is a huge time waster that one can get lost by digging deep by even looking at position per school.
So, lets take a look at the Mountain West schools. First up, here is a map of the conference.
Boise State makes its living on the West Coast in California and have a few in Texas and Florida.
Colorado State keeps it local and in Southern California, but they are surprisingly diverse national.
.Hawaii is interesting since they do not include the islands for some reason, so this is not the most accurate.
Nevada is overwhelming recruiting California.
New Mexico is sticking local, the Dallas metroplex area and in Southern California.
San Diego State has a lot of local talent, and so their recruiting base is very Southern California heavy.
San Jose State is just like San Diego State by mining the talent-heavy California region.
UNLV goes locally heavy, Southern California and a few in Texas.
Talent in Utah is increasing and that is leading to Utah State to have a lot of local talent.
Wyoming tries to keep it local, plus Colorado, but they are all over the place from California, Arizona, Texas and more.
Once again, go check out the post and waste away your Friday.