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Interesting recruiting stat

According to Rivals, we haven't had a top 40 recruit since Mike Jones in 2003. I know that on some other services we have but on Rivals we haven't (Faust is #48 and Cleare is #44). I got curious how many other schools haven't had a top 40 recruit since 2003, the answer is, not many.

The only BCS conference schools without a top 40 recruit in that time period (through the class of 2012 as they currentl stand) are:

BC and MD from the ACC

Texas Tech from the Big 12

Rutgers and USF from the Big East (Seton Hall never got a commitment from one, but had one transfer to them)

Iowa, Nebraska, Northwestern, and Penn St from the Big 10

Cal, Colorado, Oregon St, and Washington St. from the Pac-12 (and Utah but they don't count)

South Carolina and Auburn from the SEC

Only 15 of the 83 teams in BCS conferences haven't landed a top 40 guy in that time and only us and Cal are the names that really stand out on that list. Additionally, 10 non BCS teams (Memphis, UNLV, Gonzaga, Houston, Central Michigan, College of Charleston, New Mexico, New Mexico St., Nevada, and La Salle) have landed top 40 guys (and Xavier landed a #41 guy).

I don't really have a point here, just a noteworthy stat. Hopefully Turge makes it happen this year with Jefferson

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