There seems to be much debate on 11W and other websites as to
"why does the South in general seems to produce a disproportionate level of high school football talent?"
There have been theories floated from "the population is shifting to the South. More people = more talent," to "more African-Americans live in the South, and they're better athletes" to "the weather is relatively warm year 'round, allowing them to play 12 months of the year."
I am no expert in this area. But one cannot deny the fact that the SEC has won numerous NCs in a row, and most of the players that supply those teams come from their own backyard, south of the Mason-Dixon Line.
There was an article in the Toledo Blade yesterday that explores yet another theory that you may be interested in perusing. I happen to believe it is a thoery that makes most sense to me. And there is a cameo by Jayme Thompson, 2013 4* DB recruit from Toledo Central Catholic, an Ohio State commit.
I think Jayme should have a relatively easy transition to wearing a Buckeye uniform, as Central's are very similar. Nice colors, huh?