Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Cities of Dreams

If the past is any guide for today's very hard-working Columbia recruiting, we might want to ask the following questions:

What states have produced the most All Ivy Columbia football players?

What cities have produced the most All Ivy Columbia football players?

Considering how quiet Columbia seemingly has been in recruiting the general New York area, you might be surprised that New York state remains the top source of Lion All Ivy players by far with 28.

California is a distant second at 14.

Ohio comes in third with 13, followed by New Jersey 12, and Massachusetts with 11.

In all, Columbia's All Ivy players have come from 28 states and two foreign countries.

But football powerhouse states like Texas, Florida, and Pennsylvania are only moderately represented with eight, five, and, six Columbia All Ivy players from each of those states, respectively.

The complete list of each state is below.

As far as individual cities go, New York City has been a leading source of All Ivy talents and it recently got another member with the graduating Toba Akinelye from Brooklyn who made the team this past season. The Bronx section of the city is still the #1 All Ivy feeder on the Five Boroughs.

Some surprises like Springfield, MA and Indianapolis, IN weigh in with multiple contributions to our All Ivy list.

New York-28

California-14

Ohio-13

New Jersey-12

Massachusetts-11

Connecticut-8

Texas-8

Illinois-7

Pennsylvania-6

Florida-5

Indiana-4

Virginia-4

Georgia-3

Michigan-3

Missouri-3

Arizona-2

Colorado-2

Louisiana-2

New Hampshire-2

Alabama-1

Minnesota-1

New Mexico-1

Oklahoma-1

Rhode Island-1

Tennessee-1

Vermont-1

Wisconsin-1

Ontario, Canada-1

Helsinki, Finland-1



2 comments:

Robert Morrison said...

Columbia has offered DE Victor Dimukeje (6-2/260), Boy's Latin, Baltimore,MD Dimukeje has 20 offers with 6 from The Ivy League. He is a Nigerian.

oldlion said...

This sounds like a project fro the great Marcellus Wiley to undertake.