Southern California stocked with defensive studs

Originally Published: July 6, 2004
By Tom Lemming | ESPN Insider
Editor's note: Look for Tom Lemming's 2004 Recruiting Road Trip reports every Tuesday and Friday.

My travels through the bottom half of California took me to just about every football town south of Bakersfield. And I was able to see just about every blue-chipper in the area.

This update will cover the top defensive players I visited in Southern California. After stepping back and analyzing the ballplayers I interviewed in Southern California over the past few weeks, I can honestly say that I believe there is an abundance of top defensive players from San Diego to the San Fernando Valley.

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