Four Central Cali Players Among top 100

Posted Oct 25, 2007

The Central San Joaquin Valley, sometimes overlooked when it comes to high school football talent, will be the center of attention for major college programs the next recruiting season. Twelve players from talent rich California are on the National 100 list, including four from the city of Fresno, located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. National 100 - Class 0f 2009

Tuesday, released its initial five star rankings for ten prospects in the Class of 2009. Wednesday, it unveil the rest of our top 100 juniors, as players 11-100 will all be assigned four stars. All prospects are in alpha order. Four prospects from Central California were named to the early National 100 list.

“Fresno (Calif.) Edison High School has long been one of the most fertile schools in the West, sending numerous players on to college and the NFL, namely Tim McDonald, who was an All-American at USC and an NFL All-Pro with the Cardinals and 49ers,” said West Recruiting Analyst Brandon Huffman.

“Now the head coach at Edison, McDonald may have the most loaded class Central California has seen, led by elite receiver Rolando Jefferson, the region's top cornerback in Cliff Harris and his son T.J. McDonald, one of the premier safeties in the West.” Clovis West LB Travis Brown (6-1, 210) joins the three Edison players on the prestigious list. The Eagle program is one of the best in California. It has sent its share of players on to college, including San Diego Charger QB Billy Volek.

The remaining eight Golden State prospects hail from Southern California headlined by five-star QB Mark Barkley from Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei. National 100 - Class 0f 2009

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