2010 College Football Recruiting: Prospects from CA's Central Valley

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2010 College Football Recruiting: Prospects from CA's Central Valley
Griffith Field tunnel. Home Field of the the Bakersfield Drillers since 1923.

California's Central Valley—the agricultural heart of the country—has a long, storied tradition of high school football. It is even depicted in the movie "The Best of Times," starring Robin Williams and Kurt Russell.

From former greats such as Frank Gifford, Daryle Lamonica, and Louis Wright, to current NFL stars like Lorenzo Neal, Joey Porter, and Ryan Mathews, the Central Valley has produced some of the best players in football.

Bakersfield High School, one of the area's oldest and most storied programs, has more wins and state championships than any other team in California. Long Beach Poly, who they play in next season's opening game, is second.

Currently, in the one-hundred mile trek from Bakersfield to Fresno, you will find a handful of college football's top 2011 recruits (including California's top quarterback and running back, according to Scout.com).

Here is an early look...

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