Here Are The High Schools, States & Cities Producing The Most NFL Talent Right Now

Certain college football programs are known for their ability to produce NFL talent, but those players don't just show up at those schools. Rather, those coaches pursue and recruit that top talent, and the best ones know where to look. Here are the high schools, cities, and states that currently have the most players in the NFL:

High schools with the most NFL players
12 - Saint Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
Geno Atkins, CIN; Giovani Bernard, CIN; Joey Bosa, LAC; Phillip Dorsett, NE; Marcus Gilbert, PIT; Bobby Hart, NYG; Lamarcus Joyner, LAR; Brandon Linder, JAX; Michael Palardy, CAR; Jake Rudock, DET; James White, NE; Sam Young, MIA

7-  Long Beach Polytechnic High School (Long Beach, CA)
Jayon Brown, TEN; Jurrell Casey, TEN; Kaelin Clay, BUF; DeSean Jackson, TB; Marcedes Lewis, JAX; Jamize Olawale, OAK; JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT

6 - Glades Central High School (Belle Glade, FL)
Kelvin Benjamin, CAR; Travis Benjamin, LAC; Jatavis Brown, LAC; Cre’von LeBlanc, CHI; Deonte Thompson, CHI; Clive Walford, OAK

6 - Glenville High School (Cleveland, OH)
Frank Clark, SEA; Jayrone Elliott, DAL; Ted Ginn, Jr., NO; Willie Henry, BAL; Cardale Jones, LAC; Marshon Lattimore, NO

5 - Chandler High School (Chandler, AZ)
Brett Hundley, GB; Cameron Jordan, NO; Paul Perkins, NYG; William Poehls, JAX; Markus Wheaton, CHI

5 - Colton High School (Colton, CA)
Nat Berhe, NYG; Tyler Ervin, HOU; Jimmy Smith, BAL; Daniel Sorensen, KC; Shareece Wright, BUF

5 - Crenshaw High School (Los Angeles, CA)
Dominique Hatfield, LAR; Marcus Martin, CLE; Brandon Mebane, LAC; Hayes Pullard, LAC; De’Anthony Thomas, KC

5 - Lakewood High School (St. Petersburg, FL)
Rodney Adams, MIN; Dante Fowler, Jr., JAX; Shaquill Griffin, SEA; Austin Reiter, CLE; Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, NYG

5 - West Monroe High School (West Monroe, LA)
Michael Hunter, NYG; Barkevious Mingo, IND; Cam Robinson, JAX; Andrew Whitworth, LAR; Xavier Woods, DAL

5 - Woodland Hills High School (Pittsburgh, PA)
Rob Gronkowski, NE; Quinton Jefferson, LAR; Rontez Miles, NYJ; Lafayette Pitts, JAX; Ejuan Price, LAR

As you can imagine, that cities and states in which those high schools reside put more players into the NFL than many others. Florida, California, and Texas - all known recruiting hotbeds for college coaches - are clearly the top three producers of NFL talent, with Georgia being the only other state that has more than 82 players in the league. 

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Here are the 14 states that currently have the most NFL players:

States with most NFL players
Florida - 212
California - 191
Texas - 179
Georgia - 120
Ohio - 82
Alabama - 62
Louisiana - 59
Pennsylvania - 59
New Jersey - 52
South Carolina - 52
North Carolina - 49
Illinois - 41
Michigan - 40
Virginia - 38

In each of those states, there is a city that is responsible for a large portion of those players - usually cities that are home to high schools in the list above. Here are the cities with the most players in the NFL, headlined by two in Florida.

Cities with most NFL players
Miami, FL - 25
Houston, TX - 17
Fort Lauderdale, FL - 15
Cincinnati, OH - 14
Pittsburgh, PA - 12
Washington, DC - 12
Cleveland, OH - 11
Las Vegas, NV - 11
New Orleans, LA - 11
Tampa, FL - 11
Birmingham, AL - 10
Dallas, TX - 10
Detroit, MI - 10
Los Angeles, CA - 10

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