ESPN 150 nets 16 Ga. players

Nation's No. 1 prospect is Peach State powerhouse Robert Nkemdiche

Updated: April 17, 2012, 1:49 PM ET
By Kipp Adams | DawgNation
Carl LawsonRadi Nabulsi/ESPN.comGeorgia product Carl Lawson came out of seemingly nowhere to claim the No. 4 spot among the ESPN 150's top overall prospects.
The initial ESPN 150 for the 2013 recruiting class was announced today, and the latest rankings prove once again that Georgia is one of the premier states in elite football talent. In fact, a look at the last five years suggests that the Peach State is scrapping it out with California to claim rank as the third best producer of top-tier recruits, behind Florida and Texas.

Since 2009, California has had 76 total prospects in the ESPN 150. In that same period, Georgia has had 78. For 2013, 16 Georgians have made the ESPN 150 while14 come from California. And for Georgia, it all obviously starts with the defensive end from Loganville.

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