Some heads definitely turned when ESPN chose to broadcast a High School football game this fall on it’s primary channel (not ESPN 2 or 3). The game showcased two of the top teams in the country, Saint John Bosco (Bellflower, CA) vs Bishops Gorman (Las Vegas, NV). There is no doubt that High School football is becoming more competitive and exciting to watch. The skill level of many High School athletes is increasing as more private coaching and access to online training are readily available.
In 2011, a TV series titled, ‘4th and Forever’ showcased Long Beach Poly football. The LB Poly Jack Rabbits have consistently been one of the most successful high school programs in the nation. Poly has produced 16 NFL players.
In 2014, a full length film hit the theaters featuring the incredible 12 year winning streak at De La Salle. The film, ‘When The Game Stands Tall’ exceeded everyone’s expectations at the box office. De La Salle has produced 12 NFL players.
As expected, California, Texas and Florida are the most prolific states when it comes to producing blue chippers playing division-1 football around the country. The chances of them getting drafted into the league is all just a numbers game after that.
However, a consistent group of schools throughout the country has separated themselves from the rest, proving that success starts early on with core values and discipline on the field that starts from the beginning.
Here are the top 10 NFL producing High Schools: