Friday, July 07, 2017

Where Are They From, Part 3

Number of football recruits headed to Ivy League schools per state:
23 – Texas
22 – Florida
20 – Massachusetts
18 – Pennsylvania
17 – Georgia, New Jersey
15 – California
11 – Illinios
10 – Ohio
8 – New York
6 – Alabama, Tennessee
5 – Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Virginia
4 – Connecticut
3 – Arkansas, South Carolina, Louisiana, Maryland
2 – Indiana, Kentucky, New Hampshire
1 – Arizona, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Washington
0 – Alaska, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

* Again, the numbers could be slightly off depending on whether a player should be listed by their hometown or their prep school state.
It's  c-o-m-i-n-g.

Allen Lessel's UNH insider notes that players report to the University of New Hampshire on Tuesday, Aug. 1, with practice starting the next day. Lessels writes that UNH will have an unusual opener this year against its traditional rival:
The 2017 season begins in dramatic fashion eight weeks from Thursday night – on August 31 -  with a "Thursday Night Throwdown" 7 p.m. game against archrival Maine to open UNH's second run in Wildcat Stadium. 
In case you are wondering, Dartmouth kicks off practice on Aug. 23 in anticipation of the Sept. 16 opener at Stetson.