Post by KY Crusader 75 on Mar 31, 2020 14:35:22 GMT -5
Wow-- Trinity High School is a major power here in Louisville with 26 state championships. We have a player from Christian Academy of Louisville, lineman Nick Olsofka, but I would love to see us tap into the two biggest Catholic High Schools, Trinity and St Xavier. They annually send multiple players to college ball and have many alums who played in the NFL. The biggest recent star was Rondale Moore who won the Paul Hornung Award (most versatile NCAA player) as a freshman in 2018 at Purdue.
I agree that it is too early to make any definitive conclusions regarding either the geographical distribution or the talent level of the recruit base.
At this point, there are some indicators that offers are being made to higher-level recruits, but that could change. If there is some merit to that, the more important consideration is how that eventually affects the overall talent level of the recruit class.
With respect to geographical distribution, here is how the offers made to the 2020 recruit class (total of 164 offers) break down by state:
PENNSYLVANIA 30 NEW JERSEY 15 ILLINOIS 14 MASSACHUSETTS 13 FLORIDA 12 VIRGINIA 11 TEXAS 9 GEORGIA 7 NORTH CAROLINA 7 MICHIGAN 6 MARYLAND 5 CALIFORNIA 5 OHIO 4 LOUISIANA 4 NEW YORK 4 TENNESSEE 4 WASHINGTON DC 3 CONNECTICUT 3 INDIANA 2 SOUTH CAROLINA 2 ARIZONA 1 COLORADO 1 RHODE ISLAND 1 NEW HAMPSHIRE 1
Post by KY Crusader 75 on Apr 1, 2020 15:53:20 GMT -5
Building on Breezy's list of where we made offers, here's the "conversion rate" by state. I think this is helpful information and that the coaching staff is no doubt tracking it. Of course it's not perfect in that it does not take into account (1) the number of offers each player received and (2) whether these were full or half scholarship offers. Exaggerating for effect: HC is more likely to land a New England player offered a full scholarship to HC and partials to Bryant and Marist than an Oregon players offered a half scholarship to Holy Cross and full rides to Stanford, Oregon, UCLA, and Washington.
For the freshmen of Fall 2020
STATE OFFERS/SIGNEES= Conversion %
PENNSYLVANIA 30/0= 0% Very interesting that we made so many offers and none of the recruits chose HC NEW JERSEY 15/6= 40% ILLINOIS 14/1= 7% MASSACHUSETTS 13/6=46% FLORIDA 12/2= 17% VIRGINIA 11/2= 18% TEXAS 9/1=11% GEORGIA 7/0= 0% NORTH CAROLINA 7/0= 0% MICHIGAN 6/2= 33% MARYLAND 5/1= 20% CALIFORNIA 5/2= 40% OHIO 4/0= 0% Ohio has been a strong performer for HC off and on for decades LOUISIANA 4/0= 0% NEW YORK 4/2= 50% Includes a signee from Canada who prepped in NY state TENNESSEE 4/0= 0% WASHINGTON DC 3/0= 0% CONNECTICUT 3/0= 0% INDIANA 2/0= 0% SOUTH CAROLINA 2/0=0% ARIZONA 1/0=0% COLORADO 1/0=0% RHODE ISLAND 1/1=100% NEW HAMPSHIRE 1/1= 100%