The state of Texas appears to have won the distinction for having the most Division I FBS scholarship football players as 371 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 119 high school players in Florida signed a Division I FBS scholarship. That's far more impressive than Texas, where only one of every 455 players signed a Letter of Intent.
Florida, in fact, was one of just four states to have a ratio of less than 1-to-250 with Georgia coming in second (1 of every 194), Louisiana third (1 of every 214), and Alabama fourth (1 in 243).
In this ranking, Texas is behind the less heralded states of Hawaii and Utah. Of course, those states only combined to produce 37 recruits.
Texas is king in total number of players - it put some distance between itself and Florida (371 to 325). California (228), Georgia (165) and Ohio (159) are the only other states with more than 100 signees.
Vermont, Wyoming, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Maine were the only states that did not produce a single recruit. Four others produced just one, including Montana - where of the 4,632 kids playing high school football only Cody Carriger of Butte (Mont.) High committed to an FBS program and is headed to Oregon.
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.