Recruiting Road Trip 2004
ESPN.com recruiting expert Tom Lemming has embarked on his annual search for the nation's top prep football prospects.
The talent pool in western Pennsylvania is not as deep this year, but there is some talent.
August 16: Southern Florida
While northern Florida's Class of 2005 might have a lot of talent, the prospects in southern Florida are even better.
August 13: Northern Florida
Northern Florida's Class of 2005 will make dreams come true for a lot of recruiters from across the country.
August 11: Georgia
With the talent around the state this year, recruiters across the nation have Georgia on their minds.
August 9: Maryland
While Derrick Williams has recruiters streaming into Maryland, the wideout is not the state's only talent.
August 6: Ohio
A talented collection of wide receivers and linemen are making the most noise in the Buckeye State this year.
August 4: Minnesota
Minnesota might be known for the number of lakes within its borders, but talented linemen are another staple of the state.
August 2: Iowa and Kansas
While neither Iowa nor Kansas are exactly recruiting hotbeds, one of those states does have more talent than usual.
July 30: Missouri
From receivers and tight ends to defensive linemen and running backs, the Show Me State delivers.
July 28: Oklahoma
Oklahoma does not produce a tremendous number of players, but it does have a few terrific prospects this year.
July 26: Louisiana
Louisiana's Class of 2005 does not have great depth, but it does have a few spectacularly talented prospects.
July 23: Southeast Texas
Whether searching for linemen or skill position players, recruiters can strike it rich along the Texas Gulf Coast.
July 20: Central Texas
Dallas and Houston might have better overall depth, but Central Texas is loaded with talented prospects.
July 16: North Texas
Northern Texas' Class of 2005 is loaded with quality players, especially along the line of scrimmage.
July 13: Arizona/Nevada
While Arizona and Nevada don't have the most blue-chippers, there are still a few quality players.
July 9: Southern California -- offense
It's a good year for offensive players in Southern California, especially for quarterbacks.
July 6: Southern California -- defense
While Southern California is known for being laid back, there are plenty of defensive stars with motors that don't quit.
July 1: Northern California
Just like much of the wine in Northern California, the region's Class of 2005 football prospects have aged well.
June 25: Washington/Oregon
The Pacific Northwest in breathtakingly beautiful. And the recruits in the region are pretty good as well.
June 22: Colorado/Utah
There's enough talent in the Colorado and Utah to ensure that recruiters will be heading to the Rockies this year.
June 18: Central and Eastern Pennsylvania
The deep talent pool in eastern Pennsylvania have college scouts from across the country camping out in the state.
June 15: New England
It's never a great year for football talent in the New England area, but every couple of years a few gems will emerge.
June 11: Wisconsin
It's a very good year for recruiting in Wisconsin, including some great linemen.
June 8: New York
It's an unusually good year for football talent in New York, and the nation's No. 1 prospect just might emerge from the Empire State.
June 4: Illinois defense
Illinois' Class of 2005 includes a solid crop of defenders, highlighted by a strong group of linemen.
June 1: Illinois offense
The Illinois Class of 2005 is loaded with outstanding talent on offense, especially at running back.
May 25: New Jersey defense
New Jersey brings two very talented linebackers and a deep crop of defensive backs to the Class of 2005 dance.
May 21: New Jersey offense
New Jersey is loaded at RB and WR, but a tackle from Plainfield is attracting the most attention on offense.
May 18: Virginia defense
Not only does Virginia have its share of offensive prospects for 2005, but it's also home to a host of athletic defenders.
May 14: Virginia offense
Elan Lewis is one of the best RBs in the nation -- the rest of Virginia's offensive Class of 2005 is pretty good too.
May 11: Memphis area
Sporting its best collection of talent in 15 years, the Memphis area will have recruiters walking with their feet ten feet off of Beale.
May 8: Mississippi
The overall blue-chip talent in Mississippi might be down, but the state boasts an abundance of talent at QB and one terrific DL.
May 4: Alabama
Alabama's Class of 2004 was loaded with talent, but besides a few receivers, it's an entirely different story this year.
April 30: Michigan (defense)
The strength of Michigan's Class of 2005 prospects is on defense, especially at linebacker and defensive back.
April 27: Michigan (offense)
Michigan has some talented offensive prospects for 2005, but none is more impressive than RB Kevin Grady.
April 23: Nebraska
Nebraska might not have the deepest talent pool in the nation, but it does have a couple of sizzling prospects.
April 20: South Carolina
Don't expect to find a banner crop of recruits in the Palmetto State this year, but there are a few gems on both sides of the ball.
April 16: North Carolina
North Carolina is loaded with offensive talent this year, especially at quarterback, running back and wide receiver.
Road trip schedule
August 20: Central/Eastern Tennessee and Arkansas
Check back frequently as more stops on Tom Lemming's recruiting trip will be added.
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