Pac-12 Football Recruiting: Which High Schools Produce the Most Pac-12 Players?

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Loyola High School in Los Angeles produces the most Pac-12 football players.

We have recently taken a number of looks at the geography of recruiting out West and in the Pac-12, particularly with what cities, state and regions Pac-12 football players come from, but now we are taking a look into which specific high schools produce the most Pac-12 players. Those that follow Pac-12 recruiting closely will recognize most of the schools as they are have long been hot beds that have produced talent for the conference, but for those that don't, it paints an interesting picture of where the pipelines lie out West and whether or not your favorite school is tapped into them.

Also, these numbers were harvested from each team's Spring roster along with their expected enrollees that will show up this Fall and includes listed walk-ons.

Loyola (Los Angeles)

Current Pac-12 players: 12 Currents stars: Anthony Barr Sr. LB UCLA

Best alumni: Danny Farmer UCLA WR, Matt Ware UCLA S, Chris Conte Cal S

Pipeline to? UCLA

The oldest high school in Southern California has more players on Pac-12 rosters than any other in the country. A Jesuit private school, Loyola attracts some of the best athletes from all around Los Angeles. UCLA has always recruited Loyola well and has recently had some help with Rick Neuheisel's son Jerry attending the school before heading to Westwood.

Oaks Christian (Westlake Village, CA)

Current Pac-12 players: 11 Current stars: Cassius Marsh Sr. DT UCLA, Chris Coyle Sr. TE Arizona State

Pipeline to? UCLA

2014 stars: QB Brandon Dawkins

The relatively new school that was opened in 2000 has quickly become a powerhouse and was famous for recently having a team that featured Joe Montana, Wayne Gretzky and Will Smith's sons on the football team. Loyola might produce more players in number, but Oaks Christian might produce the best top-level prospects, frequently pumping out highly-rated players that are recruited by every major program in the country.

Poly (Long Beach, CA)

Current Pac- 12 players: 9

Best Pac-12 alumni: DeSean Jackson Cal WR, Willie McGinest USC LB, Jurrell Casey USC DT, Winston Justice USC T, Marcedes Lewis UCLA TE, Samie Parker Oregon WR, Kareem Kelly USC WR

Pipeline to? Historically USC and currently Arizona State

2014 stars: S Juju Smith

The most famous high school on the West Coast for athletics, it has long been said that Poly produces more professional athletes than any other high school in the nation and was named the "Sports School of the Century" by Sports Illustrated. Just taking a look at the list of their recent NFL alumni pretty much says it all. USC and UCLA have long grabbed amazing talent from the school, but recently Arizona State has hit the powerhouse hard.

Mullen (Denver)

Current Pac-12 players: 9 Current stars: Ryan Hewitt Sr. FB Stanford

Pipeline to? Colorado

Mullen obviously got a huge Pac-12 bump when Colorado joined the conference as the Buffs currently have four Mullen products on their roster. Far and away the best program in the Rocky Mountain region, Mullen sends at least a player or two the Pac-12 almost every year.

Hamilton (Chandler, AZ)

Current Pac-12 players: 9 Current stars: Tyler Johnstone So. T Oregon, Jaxon Hood So. DT Arizona State

Best Pac-12 alumni: Terrell Suggs Arizona State DE

Pipeline to? Arizona State

2014 stars: T Casey Tucker (USC commit), DE Qualen Cunningham

The best of a cluster of Phoenix area schools that are starting to pump out quality players each year, it should come as no surprise that Hamilton produces so much talent as it is literally the largest high school in the state of Arizona. Nearby Arizona State jumped on the school early, but now teams from all over the Pac-12 and the nation descend upon Hamilton to scoop up top talent.

Crespi (Encino, CA)

Current Pac-12 players: 9 Current stars: Hroniss Grasu Jr. C Oregon, Chris Harper So. WR Cal

Best Pac-12 alumni: Randy Cross UCLA G, Christian Fauria Colorado TE, Sione Fua Stanford DT, Russell White Cal RB, Shaun Williams UCLA S

Pipeline to? UCLA

Crespi Carmelite is an all-male private school that has long been one of the sports powerhouses of the Los Angeles area. Located in the San Fernando Valley, Crespi's best players are generally targeted hard by UCLA and USC.

Lakewood, CA

Current Pac-12 players: 8 Current stars: Dion Bailey Jr. LB USC

Best Pac-12 alumni: Mike Rae USC QB

Pipeline to? Historically USC and UCLA and currently Cal

The little known city that is just a bit North of Long Beach produces a surprisingly high number of top-level football players. The powerhouse program generally keeps guys in the LA area, but recently, Cal has made some big scores in recruiting there.

De La Salle (Concord, CA)

Current Pac-12 players : 8

Best Pac-12 alumni: Maurice Jones-Drew UCLA RB, T.J. Ward Oregon S, Doug Brien Cal K

Pipeline to? Cal and Oregon State

Known for holding the nation's longest winning streak that went for more than 10 years, De La Salle might be the most famous high school football program in America. Because of this and the fact that they are a private school, they have long attracted a number of the area's top talents who have gone onto play in the Pac-12. The program isn't as unstoppable as it once was, but still is one of the best on the West Coast.

Junipero Serra (Gardena, CA)

Current Pac-12 players: 8 Current stars: Marqise Lee Jr. WR USC, Paul Richardson Jr. WR Colorado

Best Pac-12 alumni: Deon Figures Colorado S, Kris Richard USC CB, Robert Woods USC WR, Jashon Sykes Colorado LB

Pipeline to: USC and Colorado

2014 stars: CB Adoree Jackson, LB Dwight Williams

The most impressive thing about Serra might be that it produced Robert Woods and Marqise Lee in back to back years. In general though, it is the most productive school in the South Central Los Angeles area and was once fertile for Colorado in their heyday, but is now a pipeline for USC.

Brophy Prep (Phoenix)

Current Pac-12 players: 8 Current stars: Trent Murphy Sr. LB Stanford

Best Pac-12 alumni: Bob Kohrs Arizona State LB

Pipeline to? Arizona State

2014 stars: G Austin Hall

The best Phoenix area high school after Chaparral, Brophy seems to produce more and more players each year and is a program to definitely keep an eye on moving forward.

Edison (Huntington Beach, CA)

Current Pac-12 Players: 7

Pipeline to? USC and UCLA

Of all the big time programs in Orange County that churn out talent, Edison is currently at least sending the most to Pac-12 schools. The powerhouse Orange County programs have long been a gem for USC and UCLA and Edison definitely goes along those lines.

Westlake, CA

Current Pac-12 players: 7

Best Pac-12 alumni: Rudy Carpenter Arizona State QB, Mike Seidman UCLA TE

Pipeline to? Colorado

Not a well-known power yet. As we all know, Colorado isn't a powerhouse, but have been hitting the school harder than anyone else in the conference recently.

San Clemente, CA

Current Pac-12 players: 7

Pipeline to? Stanford and Utah

Tucked in at the very Southern tip of Orange County, San Clemente is another school in Southern California that seems to be growing every year.

Upland, CA

Current players: 7 Current stars: Irabor Osahon Sr. CB Arizona State

Pipeline to? Colorado

Another little known LA-area program that a lot of the lesser Pac-12 programs have targeted recently because they are full of talented but less dominated by USC and UCLA.

St. John Bosco (Bellflower, CA)

Current players: 6 Current stars: Keith Price Sr. QB Washington

Best Pac-12 alumni: Joe Cowan UCLA WR, Todd Husak Stanford QB

Pipeline to? Washington

2014 stars: T Damien Mama, CB Jaleel Wadood (Arizona State commit), CB Naijiel Hale, DE Malik Dorton

The only standout private school in the South Central area, St. John Bosco is another one that seems to produce more and more each year. Next year is going to be a monster class too, as there should be more than 10 FBS signees coming out of Bosco.

Punahou (Honolulu)

Current players: 6

Best Pac-12 alumni: Charley Ane USC T, Mosi Tatupu USC FB

Pipeline to ? UCLA

The best producing of any of the major Hawaiian schools right now, Punahou seems to have overtaken Saint Louis as the elite Hawaiian school at the moment.

Narbonne (Harbor City, CA)

Current players : 6

Best Pac-12 alumni : Nnamdi Asomugha Cal CB, Dashon Goldson Washington S, Tom Graham Oregon LB, Brandon Manumaleuna Arizona TE, Jonathan Smith Washington State RB

A hidden gem in the South Bay of LA, Narbonne has long been a well producing school that have been open for the Pac-12 schools outside of UCLA and USC.

Pipeline to? Washington

Skyline (Sammamish, WA)

Current players: 6 Current stars: Kasen Williams Jr. WR Washington

Pipeline to? Washington

Skyline only recently emerged as one of the most dominant programs in Washington but it has done so in a big way. Producing the nation's most highly-rated quarterbacks twice in the past five years.

Crenshaw (Los Angeles)

Current players: 6 Current stars: De'Anthony Thomas Jr. RB Oregon, Hayes Pullard Jr. LB USC

Best Pac-12 alumni: Brandon Mebane Cal DT, Brian Price UCLA DT, Wendell Tyler UCLA RB

Pipeline to? USC

The name has been made famous in numerous rap songs and it should also be well known for producing great Pac-12 football players.

Norco, CA

Current players: 6 Current stars: Carl Bradford Jr. Arizona State, Greg Henderson Jr. CB Colorado

Best Pac-12 alumni: Toby Gerhart Stanford RB

Pipeline to? USC & Stanford

The inland area just East of Los Angeles is getting better and better and outside of just being where Toby Gerhart is from.

Mission Viejo, CA

Current players: 6

Best Pac-12 alumni: Mark Sanchez USC QB, Nick Reed Oregon DE, Drew Radovich USC T

Pipeline to? USC

Long one of USC's best high school's to recruit at, Mission Viejo has seemed to weaken a little bit in recent years, but is still one of the best programs in Orange County.

Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA)

Current players: 6

Best Pac-12 alumni: Matt Barkley USC QB, Matt Leinart USC QB, Matt Grootegood USC LB, Chris Jackson Washington State WR,

Pipeline to? USC

2014 stars: CB Jonathan Lockett

The name has produced so many Pac-12 players over the years and dominated so much that it should be familiar with most good Pac-12 fans.

Jesuit (Beaverton, OR)

Current players: 6

Best Pac-12 alumni: Mike Hass Oregon State WR, Pete Brock Colorado C, Stan Brock Colorado T, Owen Marecic Stanford FB

Pipeline to? Oregon

2014 stars: TE Henry Mondeaux, LB Joey Alfieri, DE Connor Humphreys

The only school from the state of Oregon to make the list, Jesuit has overtaken Lake Oswego and some of the other strong Portland area schools at the moment as the best producing.

Saint Louis (Honolulu)

Current players: 6 Current stars: Marcus Mariota So. QB Oregon

Best Pac-12 alumni: Tyson Alualu Cal DE, Jason Gesser Washington State QB, Olin Kreutz Washington C, Jeremiah Masoli Oregon QB

Pipeline to? Oregon

The first school out in Hawaii that Pac-12 schools started harvesting back in the 90s. It isn't as dominant as it once was, but is working its way back.

Chaparral (Scottsdale, AZ)

Current players: 6

Best Pac-12 alumni: Ekom Udofia Stanford DT, Kyle Williams Arizona State WR

Pipeline to? Arizona

2014 stars: CB Tyler Whiley, TE Trevor Wood

The best of the schools in the Scottsdale area, Chaparral's current players on Pac-12 roster almost exclusively play for Arizona right now.

Grant (Sacramento)

Current players: 6 Current stars: Shaq Thompson So. LB Washington

Best Pac-12 alumni: Syd'Quan Thompson Cal S, Don Doll USC QB, Worrell Williams Cal LB

Pipeline to? Cal and Washington.

The only school in the Sacramento area that produces much Pac-12 talent on a consistent basis has really been bolstered by the Thompson brothers in the past 10 years.

Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, CA)

Current players: 5 Current stars: Daniel Munyer Jr. G Colorado

Best Pac-12 alumni: Gordy Cersino Stanford LB, Justin Fargas USC RB, Nick Folk Arizona K, David Kopay Washington RB, John Vella USC T

Pipeline to? USC and UCLA.

Another one of those powerful LA area private schools that are able to attract the best talent in the area to come and play for them.

Trinity (Euless, TX)

Current players: 5

Pipeline to? Utah

The only non-West Coast school on here and all five players currently are playing for Utah, though UCLA and some other schools have started to recruit the school too.

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Current players: 5 Current stars: Randall Telfer Jr. TE USC

Best Pac-12 alumni: Terrell Thomas USC CB, Patrick Chung Oregon S

Pipeline to? USC

Another one of the strong suburbs to the East of LA that have long produced a number of Pac-12 players.

Bellevue, WA

Current players: 5

Best Pac-12 alumni: David DeCastro Stanford C

Pipeline to? Washington.

2014 stars: CB Budda Baker

Has produced some great top level talent in recent years and while Washington does grab a lot of players from here, they do usually miss on the top level players.

San Ramon Valley (Danville, CA)

Current players: 5

Pipeline to: Cal.

Northern California strangely doesn't produce as much talent as its population would suggest and Danville actually produces just about as much as the top schools in the Bay Area.

Lakes (Lakewood, WA)

Current players: 5

Best Pac-12 alumni: Reggie Williams Washington WR, Jermaine Kearse Washington WR

Pipeline to? Washington.

Lakes regularly produces the top players that you will see coming out of the state of Washington.

Centennial (Corona, CA)

Current players: 5 Current stars: Will Sutton Sr. DT Arizona State

Best Pac-12 alumni: Vontaze Burfict Arizona State LB, Matt Scott Arizona QB

Pipeline to? Arizona State.

2014 stars: G Viane Talamaivao

Centennial has quickly become a tough and dominant school in Southern California that Arizona State has recently hit very hard.

Dorsey (Los Angeles)

Current players: 5

Best Pac-12 alumni: Keyshawn Johnson USC WR, Beno Bryant Washington RB, Jeremiah Johnson Oregon RB, Rahim Moore UCLA S, Dennis Northcutt Arizona WR

Pipeline to? Washington.

Located in Central Los Angeles, Dorsey is one of the best inner-city schools in LA that still produces talent and the Huskies have recruited hard there in recent years.

Dominguez (Compton, CA)

Current players: 4

Best Pac-12 alumni: Richard Sherman Stanford CB, Chilo Rachal USC T

Pipeline to? USC and Washington.

Dominguez doesn't have as many players on Pac-12 teams right now as it frequently does, but that will assuredly change in time.

Taft (Woodland Hills, CA)

Current players: 4

Best Pac-12 alumni: Jeff Fisher USC S, Justin Tryon Arizona State CB, Steve Smith USC WR

Pipeline to? USC.

The best public school in the San Fernando Valley for regularly producing Pac-12 players.

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