The state of Texas appears to have won the distinction for having the most Division I FBS scholarship football players as 345 signed Letters of Intent.
Florida, however, wins the bigger honor: It has the highest percentage of football players heading to a Division I FBS program.
The findings are part of the statistical analysis RivalsHigh does annually (and, we know, a few more signees are still coming in). This year, it shows that one of every 111 high school players in Florida signed a Division I FBS scholarship. That's far more impressive than Texas, where only one of every 454 players signed a Letter of Intent.
Florida, in fact, was one of just three states to have a ratio of less than 1-to-250 with Louisiana coming in second (1 of every 171) and Georgia third (1 of every 185).
In this ranking, Texas is behind the less heralded states of Hawaii, Delaware and Utah. Of course, those three states only combined to produce 51 recruits.
Texas is king in total number of players - though it just edges out Florida (345 to 344). California (253), Georgia (170) and Ohio (144) are the only other states with more than 100 signees.
Vermont, Wyoming, Rhode Island and New Hampshire were the only states that did not produce a single recruit. Four others produced just one, including Montana - where of the 4,775 kids playing high school football, only Tanner Roderick of Bozeman High earned a Division I FBS scholarship. The pro-style quarterback is headed to Nevada.
BY THE NUMBERS
A state-by-state breakdown of Division I FBS signees per participant. Data collected from participation stats distributed by the National Federation of High School Sports and signees as reported by Division I FBS schools and the Rivals.com database.