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Top football talent shifts to the South

Various factors lead to bevy of high-caliber players in the South, OTL analysis finds

Updated: February 1, 2012, 3:32 PM ET
By Paula Lavigne | ESPN.com

High school senior Eddie Williams has been fortunate in many ways. Fortunate to have been offered a scholarship to play football at Alabama. Fortunate to have an uncle who pushed him to practice and play as much as he could. Fortunate to have parents who worried enough about him following his friends' path toward crime and gangs to send him out of town to live.

But of all the factors that propelled Williams to become a top recruit, none may be more important than the simple fortune of having ...

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