Found January 25, 2013 on Football Nation:
The top five teams in college football had different geographical directions in their recruiting agenda for the past two years.We look at how well Alabama, Oregon, Notre Dame, Georgia, and Texas A&M have done protecting their own states and invading others.No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide: Star players; running back T.J. Yeldon, quarterback AJ McCarron, and offensive lineman D.J. Fluker are all from Alabama.Nick Saban has pulled talent like Barrett Jones from the state of Tennessee and Eddie Lacy from Louisiana. I will show how Saban has protected the state of Alabama later in the article. In recent years, Saban has recruited 15 players from Georgia. Georgia's coach, Mark Richt, has too much talent in the state of Georgia to keep other teams out.No. 2 Oregon Ducks: The Oregon Ducks, with their star running back D'Anthony Thomas, haven't had to depend upon players from their home state. Just ask Lane Kiffin how many freshman and sophomore players from  California play for t...
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