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The Rise of the Texas Wide Receiver

Feb 5, 2014 was National Signing Day. Every major sports outlet covered which high school football students signed with big time college program. I thought I’d throw in my own visualization about how the players from the state of Texas faired in the signing day. I know that the offensive systems in Texas high schools are throwing the ball more, so I wondered if more kids were signed at WR or DBs to compensate for the change in offensive philosophy over the past few years. This is just a tidbit of data for past 3 years. Data came from This is 100% dedicated to football players in the state of Texas, it includes Texas FBS colleges and Texas kids that signed out of state. I didn’t include their 5-star ratings. Using Tableau, in a matter

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of minutes, I was revealed a few interesting trends.

  1. Year of Year, Texas has more players signed this year overall
  2. Texas FBS schools have heavily recruited and signed out of state players
  3. Texas FBS schools signed more WR/TEs than the past couple of years

Justin Taylor

Justin Taylor

Justin Taylor has been architecting, building and managing business intelligence projects since 1999, including solutions for several Fortune 500 companies. When Justin joined StatSlice, he was looking for an opportunity to make a major contribution to the company and utilize his technology experience to help clients solve their business problems. Justin has broad experience in data warehousing, business analytics, reporting and dashboards, and data architectures. He enjoys opportunities to speak at technology events, conferences and training. He holds several Microsoft certifications include MCT (trainer), MCTS and MCITP certifications in SQL Server BI, and Certified Scrum Master through


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