The information superhighway

LOS ANGELES -- The evolution of college football recruiting information, from its primitive form some 60 years ago through today's information highway, is like going from classified secrets of the CIA to the openness of a presidential election.

Senior Trojans recruitaholics remember back in the day when only the way you could get anything close to a recruiting ranking of players was a publication known as Scholastic Coach, which previewed its first All-America team in 1951 and later was followed by Parade Magazine's All-America team in 1963.

Released after the season, it was those early lists that provided the first real national recruiting expose to future Trojans stars like Mountain View St. Francis lineman Tim Rossovich (1963), the La Puente Bishop Amat passing combination of Pat Haden and J.K. McKay (1970), and Ontario Chaffey lineman Anthony Munoz (1975).