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Mikeysurf

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On average, 40-50 players from the DMV receive FBS 'ships each year...


And this has been happening for a long time. Basketball is even stronger in terms of the talent level. No one is saying -- or at least how I interpreted the article -- the DMV is a more fertile football recruiting area than Florida, Texas, or California. First of all, that's comparing states against an urban/suburban market. However, there is excellent talent in the DMV and UVA has not been as effective over the past three decades, consistently recruiting football prospects from the area. As far as basketball, show me another market that produced schools, with mostly local kids, that has two different schools (Georgetown/Maryland) with national championships in the past 30 or so years, and a third (GMU) going to a Final Four.

(In response to this post by rdm)

Posted: 04/21/2017 at 7:34PM



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Current Thread:
  "Figures don't lie, but liars do figure" -- rdm 04/21/2017 1:52PM
  RDM, did u watch the Horns spring game? -- ronoB 04/21/2017 4:31PM
  I did not go, but have watched some online -- rdm 04/21/2017 5:16PM
  Are y'all defining "DMV" as the DC SMSA? ** -- rdm 04/21/2017 7:37PM
  Yes, that's how the DMV is defined. ** -- Mikeysurf 04/21/2017 8:19PM
  I live half the year in nola -- woodrum 04/21/2017 5:05PM
  It really did hurt those teams -- woodrum 04/21/2017 5:58PM
  Transplants from NOLA, you mean? ** -- Kamikaze Hoo 04/21/2017 6:35PM
  Immigrants :) ** -- rdm 04/21/2017 6:43PM
  The DMV is loaded in almost every sport -- woodrum 04/21/2017 12:10PM
  Shawn Moore -- Wahoos63 04/22/2017 11:56AM
  This is all true -- woodrum 04/22/2017 12:07PM
  No doubt -- woodrum 04/21/2017 4:27PM
  Yup- you'd need to look at the absolute numbers too -- Capital City Hoo 04/21/2017 5:25PM
  Sure they are -- woodrum 04/21/2017 12:55PM

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