Getting recruited can become a mad scramble, especially one where it leaves the prospect and even those around them exhausted.
However though, through the blood, the sweat, the grind and even the tears, there does come a gold mine from each and every team, and its time to recognize some of these prospects in the Golden State.
With Cali Gold Mine, you'll get an even more in-depth look at some of the top talent in the state of California through the prospective of newspaper sports editor and college scout Lorenzo J. Reyna. Some of Lorenzo's work has been seen on Fox Sports' Scout.com, three separate newspapers through the Mid-Valley Publishing company, and most recently, the fast-rising Passing Down, which features the fastest growing 7-on-7 football camps right here in California.
Lorenzo started out in the Central Valley corridor of Fresno to Bakersfield, but has now been granted the opportunity to discover prospects in places like Fullerton, the bay area, the Central Coast, to even the San Diego area.
He's exhibited an eye for talent and has helped discover the likes of Brendon Bigelow (Cal kick return man), B.J Kelley (Oregon wide receiver), Fred Wilson (UNLV defensive back), Trevor Price (Cal Lutheran), and most recently, class of 2013 prospects Devin Holiday (Arizona commit DB), Darren Carrington (Oregon commit WR), Chidobe Awuzie (Oak Park-San Jose DB), Justin Strong (Summit-Fontana DB), Hatari Bryd (Central-Fresno), L.J Moore (Central-Fresno), Corbin Quinnonez (Mission Oak-Tulare QB), Ryan Steele (Kingsburg DT), Avante Yarber (Christian Brothers-Sacramento RB), and even 2014 prospects Evan Moore (Frontier-Bakersfield QB), and K.J Carta-Samuels (Bellarmine Prep-San Jose QB).
Past prospects Lorenzo has talked to before even committing include Tevin McDonald (UCLA), Holiday, Carrington, Wilson, Bigelow, Kelley, and most recently, new Washington quarterback Troy Williams.
The goal for Cali Gold Mine is to help create another platform for prospects to receive added exposure. Recruiting news, recruiting thoughts, and videos will be the norm here. The high school scene isn't the only area Lorenzo is targeting, he's also looking to hit the often overlooked junior college circuit hard, and look to help give those players a fighting chance, just like the teenage prospect.
If anyone knows of a California prospect seeking exposure, e-mail Lorenzo at email@example.com, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy! And let's see who's a Cali Gold Mine!