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Saturday, June 24, 2006

Take a bow Shreveport

So I'm looking through Dave Campbell's Texas Football (The greatest football mag out there, by the way) and come across some of their recruiting tidbits.

One lists the number of signees by metropolitan area in Texas. Dallas-Fort Worth was No. 1 with 188 players signing - and you wonder why colleges are trying to get their foot in the door in that market. No. 2 was Houston with 83 players.

No. 3 was not San Antonio, El Paso or Austin. It was Tyler-Longview-Lufkin with 25 players signing. That tells you all you need to know about that area.

No. 4 was not San Antonio, El Paso or Austin. It was, drum roll please, SHREVEPORT (East Texas) with 19 players signing. Granted, this probably includes Carthage and Marshall. Still, for this area and surrounding East Texas towns to outdo bigger cities and bigger metro areas is quite the feat.


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