The best from California

Picking an All-California team wasn't easy, but here is our starting lineup

Originally Published: January 16, 2013
By Tom Luginbill & Craig Haubert & Billy Tucker | RecruitingNation

Picking the best players from California since we've started doing evaluations in 2006 through the Class of 2013 was no easy task. We looked at a combination of factors, including how they were ranked coming out of high school as well as how they developed while at college. We did not necessarily factor in their pro potential or how they fared in the NFL.

We tried to keep it to a starting team on each side of the ball, but we did add an extra receiver (since many teams use three-wide receiver sets) as well as adding one athlete -- a player who was either listed as an athlete coming out of high school or whose role wasn't limited to just the traditional use of the position they were listed at -- on the team.

Here is our California team. As always, let the second-guessing begin …: