Northern California talent ripe for the picking

Updated: July 1, 2004, 1:53 PM ET
By Tom Lemming | ESPN Insider
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STANFORD, Calif. -- I spent a few days traveling throughout Northern California and was impressed with several of the towns and campuses. But I do not believe there is a more beautiful and scenic campus in the one at Stanford University.