Clemson's 5 star QB is from California
Georgia's 5 star QB is from California
Alabama's 5 star QB is from California
California still produces the best High School Football players in the country but they want to go somewhere and win so that is usually the SEC. Maybe with NIL money and the right coach UCLA or USC will start winning again. I remember going to USC games back in the early 80's when we lived in Southern Cal and it was quite the experience. California like Florida now gets poached by everyone when it comes to recruiting. In today's recruiting world and tv exposure world not sure a Reggie Bush, Marcus Allen or O.J. Simpson, all California High School kids would stay in state or head East.