Best available: California prospects

One of the premier states for consistently producing excellent talent, California is a key recruiting ground for programs throughout the nation and vital to teams in the Pac-12. For 2014, the state is home to 28 ESPN 300 prospects, including a five-star and two other players ranked No. 1 at their respective positions. Of those ESPN 300 prospects, 18 have already made verbal commitments, with four different BCS conferences represented. Great talent is still available in the state, though, and with the Pac-12 coming off a strong weekend when nine member teams won their games, it’s a perfect time to look at the top prospects still available in California.