The Letters of Intent won't hit fax machines until February, but it's never to early too gauge the recruiting scene.
While neither Iowa nor Kansas are exactly recruiting hotbeds, one of those states does have more talent than usual.
Just like much of the wine in Northern California, the region's Class of 2005 football prospects have aged well.
It's never a great year for football talent in the New England area, but every couple of years a few gems will emerge.
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.
Illinois' Class of 2005 includes a solid crop of defenders, highlighted by a strong group of linemen.
The Illinois Class of 2005 is loaded with outstanding talent on offense, especially at running back.
New Jersey brings two very talented LBs and a deep crop of DBs to the Class of 2005 dance.
New Jersey is loaded at RB and WR, but a tackle from Plainfield is attracting the most attention on offense.
The strength of Michigan's Class of 2005 prospects is on defense, especially at linebacker and defensive back.
Michigan has some talented offensive prospects for 2005, but none is more impressive than RB Kevin Grady.
North Carolina is loaded with offensive talent this year, especially at QB, RB and WR.
RB Toney Baker has the size, speed and moves to make an immediate impact at the college level.
Illinois is loaded with talent, especially on the offensive side of the ball, writes ESPN.com's Tom Lemming.
While not up to last year's unbelievble group of prospects, Maryland has some talent writes ESPN.com's Tom Lemming.