Mode Analytics put together a fun set of interactive maps that show exactly which counties in the U.S. produce the most college football players. Did you know that Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, is a hotbed of punter and kicker recruiting?
The rest of the maps are equally fascinating, and you can draw a little information about the big hotbeds of college players—Dallas is having a down cycle, but still pumps out the defensive backs, for instance. You can go position-by-position, in raw and per capita views.
Here's the per capita version for all 25,000 players:
And here's the raw version of just quarterbacks:
Check out the rest over at Mode's Github.