States that produce the most 5-star college football recruits

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2. Texas, 97 five-star recruits in college football since 2000

Everything is bigger in Texas. Most of the time that statement rings true, however here the Lone Star state comes up just short.

Texas has produced 97 five-star recruits, good for No. 2 in the country, and among them are two of the greatest college football players of all-time. Vince Young and Adrian Peterson are two of the most prolific players that the game has ever seen, and both come from the Lone Star state.

Young a Heisman winner and owner of one of the greatest plays in college football history is the states No.1 highest-rated recruit of all-time, with Peterson not far behind at No. 2. Both players are the epitome of what makes Texas such a good state for high school football talent.

Young isn’t the only Heisman winner in the group either, as Kyler Murray hails from Texas as well. Other notable five-star’s from the state include Myles Garrett, Matthew Stafford, Jeff Okudah and Ed Oliver.

Like California, the size of the state makes it a hotbed for prime talent, and the competition in-state is huge. Texas, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, TCU and Baylor are the power five schools in the state. Then once you add in the likes of SMU and Houston, who have both proven to be respectable, you have the most competitive state for recruiting in the country.

Texas claims the most talent in the state as they have secured 33 commitments from the premier talent in the state.  Next is Texas A&M with 15, followed by a neighbor to the north in Oklahoma with 13.

So in terms of competition, Texas does do it bigger than anyone else, but as far as the total number of five-stars, one state stands alone.