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Old 05-18-2015, 12:46 PM
 
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Hi!

We're looking to move from Maryland to either Texas or GA. My sons are going into 6th and 8th grade. My oldest son is really good at football and wants to go to a school that high school football is a big deal but not a super huge school. I am more concerned about the education. Any suggestions on which areas would be the BEST?

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Old 05-18-2015, 02:14 PM
 
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Texas, no question.
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Old 05-18-2015, 02:35 PM
 
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Texas is more known for high school football, but Georgia is no slouch in that area. Either would be fine, as both states produce gobs of great football players.
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Old 05-18-2015, 06:55 PM
 
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Texas would give you more options. Well over half of Georgia's population is in the Atlanta MSA. Texas has two population bases about the size of Atlanta (Houston/DFW) as well as two others that are around 2 million (Austin/San Antonio) Another around 1 million (El Paso). One about 750K (Rio Grand Valley). A bunch of middle sized cities (Corpus, Lubbock, Abilene, Tyler, Amarillo, a bunch of small cities and a gazillion small towns.
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Old 05-18-2015, 10:31 PM
 
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Texas hands down.

But these schools with dominating teams are not small schools.

Katy (Houston Tx) has one of the best ISDs in the State and one of the best teams in the state #3.

Lake Travis in Austin is a good one too, and Dallas has some good ones too.

Three of the top 5 best are in the Dallas area.


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Old 05-23-2015, 09:47 PM
 
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Thanks everyone for the replies!
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Old 05-23-2015, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Just outside of McDonough, Georgia
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Texas. Some of their high school football stadiums (especially Plano, my god Plano!) compete in size with NFL stadiums. The Texas state high school football championships draw crowds similar in size to Longhorns games.

Not to say high school football is niche in Georgia, but EVERYTHING's bigger in Texas, including the institution of high school football.

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Old 05-25-2015, 07:23 PM
 
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Texas. Some of their high school football stadiums (especially Plano, my god Plano!) compete in size with NFL stadiums. The Texas state high school football championships draw crowds similar in size to Longhorns games.

Not to say high school football is niche in Georgia, but EVERYTHING's bigger in Texas, including the institution of high school football.

- skbl17
Not hardly...the largest high school stadiums hold around 23,000 - that doesn't exactly compete with NFL stadiums, nor do they cost anywhere near what NFL stadiums cost.

High school football is big in GA, probably 3rd behind FL and TX. I've seen lists where FL is ranked ahead of TX, and vice versa. But GA is usually 3rd or 4th. I think they are usually measured in metrics like number of NFL and college players and other such data.
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Old 05-25-2015, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I'm originally from Texas and I don't think it's a runaway like people think it is. You'd do great in both states. These are two of the best.
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:45 PM
 
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How hard is it to make the team in either state? I've been researching Katy, TX, which seems to be HUGE, but also very competitive. He has always done well in MD, but after some of my research I'm wondering if it will be "good enough" for Texas? Also, if you haven't been in their system since Pee Wee football, do you get overlooked?
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