- Erik McKinney, RecruitingNation
LOS ANGELES -- The 2012 recruiting cycle may be hitting a fever pitch right now, but it's never too early to start looking ahead to 2013. Dozens of juniors put together terrific seasons in 2011, and WeAreSC takes a look at some who should be on recruitniks' radar as the offseason nears.
WR River Cracraft (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif./Santa Margarita): The wideout missed the first part of the season with an injury but proved in limited action that he has the ability to play at the next level. He wasn't called upon much with the Eagles' dominant ground game, but he seemed to step up just about every time Santa Margarita went to the air.
LB Su'a Cravens (Murrieta, Calif./Vista Murrieta): There might not have been a better defensive player in the state this season, regardless of class, than Cravens. He has the size to play linebacker, the speed to play safety and the skills to play just about wherever he wants. Cravens finished the year with 96 tackles, 11 sacks and three interceptions on defense. He also chipped in with 673 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns, along with 339 receiving yards and four touchdowns receiving.
Even with 2012 recruiting heating up, it's never too early to look ahead to the class of 2013. Erik McKinney provides a California junior cheat sheet.