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SEC feels at home in Texas

The league's success has opened doors in the Lone Star State

Updated: May 8, 2014, 9:32 AM ET
By Jeremy Crabtree | ESPN RecruitingNation

HOUSTON -- Strake Jesuit coach James Clancy doesn't care what the numbers say. He ignores that only 36 of the 425 Texas high school football players who signed in 2014 picked SEC schools. Clancy, who played football at Tulsa, coached at Oklahoma State and has been a high school coach in Texas for eight years, knows the SEC's recruiting invasion of the Lone Star State is coming. He sees it every day with his own eyes walking through his locker room.

"When I first started, all you would see ...

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