West State Rankings: California
Matt Barkley
Matt Barkley
West Recruiting Manager
Posted Aug 12, 2008


The Golden State is home to the top prospect in the country, Matt Barkley from Mater Dei HS in Santa Ana, and Barkley leads the list of the California 101...

California is home to the top prospect in the country, Santa Ana Mater Dei's Matt Barkley, the top quarterback in the land.  And USC already has a commitment from him, along with six others from the state's top 12 and a dozen prospects in all from California.

Following Barkley is Cierre Wood, the Notre Dame commit at running back from Oxnard Santa Clara then Cliff Harris, Central California's top prospect and the nation's premier cornerback, from Edison HS in Fresno.  USC has verbals from the next four prospects in linebacker Vontaze Burfict from Corona Centennial, Agoura offensive tackle Kevin Graf, Carson tight end Morrell Presley and Fresno Edison safety T.J. McDonald.

UCLA is next with six commits from the Golden State, followed by Stanford with four and California with three.

Here is a look at the California 101 from the class of 2009.

Class of 2009 California State Rankings


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