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The 5 States That Produced The Most Recruiting Talent

Florida football players celebrating a touchdown.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - DECEMBER 29: Lamical Perine #22 of the Florida Gators is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a fourth quarter rushing touchdown against the Michigan Wolverines during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

National Signing Day has passed, and nearly all of the players in the 2020 recruiting class have signed their letters of intent. Alabama, Clemson and Georgia dominated the recruiting field, as we've pretty much come to expect. They now head into 2020 and beyond with some of the strongest classes in the nation.

But where are these elite recruits coming from? Hundreds of young athletes from programs across the country - and even the world - have traveled everywhere to find their ideal program.

247Sports calculated which states in the U.S. have produced the most and best recruiting talent heading into 2020. The usual suspects - California, Texas and Florida - all made their mark. But there were a couple of surprises cracking the top five.

Just missing the cut but making the top 10 were New Jersey, Michigan, Tennessee, Alabama and Louisiana. All of those states have been hotbeds for stellar talent in recent years.

Here are the top five states that produced the most college football talent in 2020:

5. North Carolina

North Carolina quarterback takes the snap against Georgia Tech.

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The Tar Heel State produced a number of high-profile players, including five-star Trenton Simpson, who is taking his talents to Clemson in 2020.

4. California

JuJu Smith-Schuster catching a touchdown pass.

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  • 30 players ranked 4-star or better
  • 16 Top 150 players

By far the biggest hotbed of talent for the Pac-12, Arizona State and USC combined to land 14 top-50 recruits from California. Both of the top two QBs - Bryce Young and DJ Uiagalelei - hail from the Golden State.

3. Georgia

Nick Chubb tackled by an Auburn player.

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  • 34 players ranked 4-star or better
  • 19 Top 150 players

Three five-star recruits came out of Georgia this year, one each to the Bulldogs, Crimson Tide and Clemson Tigers. Interestingly enough, Auburn snatched the most top-50 players from the Peach State with seven.

2. Texas

Texas Longhorns football fans.

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  • 55 players ranked 4-star or better
  • 25 Top 150 players

The second largest state in the U.S. takes second place on the list. Nearly a dozen top-50 players from the Lone Star State are joining the Longhorns - as many as the rest of the Big 12 combined.

1. Florida

Percy Harvin catching a touchdown pass during a Florida football game.

GAINESVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 24: Wide Receiver Percy Harvin #1 of the Florida Gators catches a touchdown against the Florida State Seminoles at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium November 24, 2007 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

  • 59 players ranked 4-star or better
  • 22 Top 150 players

When it comes to elite talent, the Sunshine State is almost always at the top of the pack. This year was no exception as four top 20 players come out of Florida. Also unsurprisingly, the Gators and the Seminoles lead the way in recruiting, landing 16 top 50 players from within the state.

Which state do you feel produces the best college football talent?