- Bill Conley
The state of Nevada is one of the most diverse in the country -- largely due to recent population shifts. As more and more people move into the state, the football talent pool will also grow. There are currently fewer than 90 schools in the state that play football. That isn't a large number, but it's much higher than it was just two decades ago. Bishop Gorman High rules in terms of premier talent for 2010 by placing five players in the state's top 10 seniors, and for the second year in a row the Gaels have the state's best player.
As in 2009, there is only one four-star player in the state. At the same time, however, there is one fewer three-star in 2010 than there was in 2009. Realistically, the top-to-bottom quality in Nevada is about the same as it was a year ago, but the majority of the elite players in 2009 fell on the defensive side of the football while in 2010 seven of the top 10 players line up on offense. As a matter of fact, there are three wide receivers, led by quick, shifty and versatile Garic Wharton (Las Vegas/Valley), and two running backs among the 10 best.
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Nevada's 2010 class is heavy on offensive talent, writes Bill Conley.