If your favorite team is looking for a quarterback, your team’s coaches — not surprisingly — need to head to California, Florida and Texas.
Exactly half — 60 of 120 — of the starting quarterbacks at FBS schools are from those three states. In addition, of the top 40 high school quarterbacks in the nation this recruiting cycle, almost half (18) hail from that trio of states.
Of the current FBS starting quarterbacks, California has the most with 23. Texas is second with 19 and Florida third with 18. Pennsylvania (eight) and Georgia and Ohio (seven each) round out the top five.
Last season, California, Florida and Texas combined for 54 starting quarterbacks.