Florida, Georgia and Louisiana hosted the best high school football in the country in 2014, according to one data set.

Those three states produced more FBS signees per capita than anywhere else in the United States as part of the 2015 class. (That’s according to participation data provided by the National Federation of High School Sports and the reported number and hometown of signees from every FBS program.)

It’s no surprise that SEC-affiliated states by far produced more FBS players in the 2015 class than anywhere else. States with at least one SEC football team claim nine of the top 16 spots in the per-capita rankings.

Florida (1 in 104), Georgia (1 in 133) and Louisiana (1 in 152) produced talent at a big-time rate, while Texas sent a nation-best 459 players to schools on an FBS football scholarship.

North Dakota and Washington did not report data.

South Carolina (No. 16), Kentucky (No. 26) and Missouri (No. 30) were the only SEC states that finished outside the Top 15 in the ratio of high school football players to FBS signees.

Vermont, Alaska and Montana didn’t produce a single FBS football player in the 2015 class. With 1,332 high school football players in 2014, Vermont saw the fewest number of prep football players in the country.

A total of 2,946 players signed with FBS schools in the 2015 class, while 1,093,234 players from 14,263 high schools participated in 11-man football.

STATES RANKED BY PERCENTAGE OF FBS SIGNEES

StateFBS SigneesPlayersRatio
1. Florida38940,6061 in 104
2. Georgia24832,9791 in 133
3. Louisiana13220,0871 in 152
4. Hawaii224,2581 in 194
5. Utah358,6381 in 247
6. Alabama8922,8411 in 257
7. Mississippi8322,3001 in 269
8. Maryland/D.C.5515,6621 in 285
9. Ohio13544,4311 in 329
1o. Tennessee6723,0031 in 343
11. California289103,4741 in 358
12. Texas459164,5541 in 359
13. Virginia6824,9541 in 367
14. Arkansas2910,9771 in 379
15. Oklahoma3714,6151 in 395
16. South Carolina4919,5431 in 399
17. Pennsylvania6426,1001 in 408
18. New Jersey6426,1381 in 408
19. North Carolina8336,2731 in 437
20. Kansas3013,9591 in 465
21. Indiana4321,7601 in 506
22. Arizona3920,0191 in 513
23. Michigan7739,9631 in 519
24. Nevada126,5801 in 548
25. Connecticut1810,1581 in 564
26. Kentucky2313,7881 in 599
27. Delaware53,0191 in 604
28. Illinois7447,0681 in 636
29. Colorado2015,3571 in 768
30. Missouri2923,2571 in 802
31. Wyoming32,5961 in 865
32. West Virginia76,1981 in 885
33. Idaho87,1411 in 892
34. Iowa2118,8461 in 897
35. Massachusetts1820,1131 in 1,117
36. New Mexico67,2931 in 1,216
37. Wisconsin2026,6801 in 1,334
38. Oregon913,2121 in 1,468
39. Nebraska69,9841 in 1,664
40. New York2135,5521 in 1,693
41. South Dakota23,3991 in 1,700
42. Minnesota1323,5821 in 1,814
43. Rhode Island13,0691 in 3,069
44. New Hampshire13,5471 in 3,547
45. Maine13,7681 in 3,768
46. Vermont01,332
47. Alaska01,950
48. Montana04,376