The topic of high school football quality and recruiting in SEC country has been widely debated on this board. This free Rivals article lays out a case for Georgia's rise in HS football that pertains to many programs across the South. Writer's key points with a little first-hand commentary by this Atlantan: 1. High quality HS coaches. They are well paid, but also incur high turnover with immense pressure to win. 2. Year round training. Even junior high programs have organized S&C for the entire offseason in addition to 3 weeks of spring football. 3. Focus. These programs measure themselves by their players at SEC/ACC schools in football. http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1466822 * Although not cited in the article, Milton lost in the first round of the playoffs and is considered an OK football school. Gwinnett County schools are among the Georgia powerhouses.