Triple threat

California, Florida and Texas continue to produce the most recruits

Updated: January 14, 2013, 10:41 PM ET
By Mitch Sherman | ESPN RecruitingNation

For most of his life, the top-rated football prospect in Texas thought he was a basketball player.

"I was a little, skinny kid with a big head," said Darius James, a 6-foot-5, 320-pound lineman from Killeen (Texas) Harker Heights. "But they told me I had to play football."

James listened. He tried running back but outgrew it. He played his first varsity game as a sophomore at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

And like that, he was hooked. Ranked ...

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