While watching high school football over the weekend, I saw a stat that was very intriguing for 2011 recruits in the ESPNU150 committed to play for SEC programs compared to other conferences in the country.
Of the 150 members that make up the early ESPNU150, the SEC was leading in the number of commitments that were made for the 2011 recruiting class. The SEC currently has 28 commitments and the next closest one is the ACC with 18 commitments. The Big 12 has 17 commitments, the Pac-10 has 10 commitments and the Big Ten has 7 commitments.
What is interesting is that the SEC and ACC have very similar territories and all are located primarily in the southeast portion of the United States. You can tell the best players in the country want to play for the best conference in the country, which is obviously the SEC.
Texas and Oklahoma out of the Big 12 South primarily make up the 17 commitments between the two for the Big 12.
Does this surprise you? Or is it to be expected?