A quick post today with a lot of information. I made a map detailing the location of Penn State's signed football recruits from 2006 to 2010, as well as their year. I also included the solid verbals from 2011 as a reference. By placing a halo around the signing we can create a heat map to see where there are concentrations of signings--the darker the red halo, the more signings come from that area.
The map is a bit large for our website, so you may have to click on it to see it at full size.
What does this indicate? What many of us know--that the heart of PSU recruiting has been in the Northeast, with only extremely limited recruiting in the Sun Belt States. Penn State's biggest recruting base comes primarily from the Baltimore-New York corridor and Pittsburgh, although notable concentrations of signings have occurred in the Detroit and Virginia Beach area.
Penn State has amassed a 47-18 record from 2006 to 2010--the 11th best record in the BCS. It's the exact same record as Auburn and one less win than Oregon.
So what are your thoughts?