California: Current HS

Population: 37.2 million

Number of Football High Schools: 1,054

California's strength at the position in high school is unquestionable. Last summer, three California high school quarterbacks were among the Elite 11 finalists. No other state had more than one.

ESPNU's top prep QBs from California: No. 4 Zach Kline (San Ramon Valley); No. 11 Jake Rodrigues (Whitney); No. 14 Nate Sudfeld (Modesto Christian); No. 15 Bart Houston (De La Salle); No. 24 Matt Morin (Chaparral)

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