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Realignment changes recruiting areas

UT has owned recruiting in the state, but realignment could force it to protect the border

Updated: September 14, 2011, 3:09 PM ET
By Carter Strickland | HornsNation
Angus McClure can't protect it all.
[+] EnlargeBlain Irby
AP Photo/Eric GayBlaine Irby is the only Californian on Texas' roster.
It's all too much. Hundreds of high schools. Miles of players. Talent everywhere.

"There is no way to throw a fence around Southern California," the UCLA recruiting coordinator said. "There are too many players."

In the last two years, McClure said 220 players in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas signed college scholarships. That's roughly five full recruiting classes for teams for two straight years. "This is where everybody comes to recruit," he said. "And when you look at the numbers you understand why."

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