NFL opening-day rosters feature cities heavily recruited in the SEC
The SEC recruiting footprint was well-represented in the NFL for kickoff weekend.
Houston, Texas and Miami, Florida, considered the two national hotbeds for recruiting, each had 19 players on NFL rosters according to ESPN’s NFL insider Adam Schefter.
There were 19 players each from Houston (TX) and Miami (FL) high schools on Kickoff Weekend rosters, tied for the most of any city. Detroit (MI) produced the third-most players (16) in 2022, followed by Tampa (FL) with 15 players. pic.twitter.com/VGZZ9RsGWK
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 16, 2022
Atlanta and New Orleans, two areas that the SEC has dominated in recruiting, had 13 players apiece.
The state of Florida was well represented with Miami, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale and Plantation. Bradenton, the home of IMG Academy, was also on the list with 14 players.