Here's the article
with the "best player" quote.
As for why Trout fell to the Angels at 25, there's a lot that went into that. He wasn't from an area that was scouted very heavily, and I think I remember reading that his season was shortened by weather or somesuch. Teams just weren't familiar enough to justify the risk of taking him as a result. The Angels had five of the top fifty picks, so while other teams might also have liked him, the Angels were in a lot better position to take a risk. I don't remember seeing anything published that had him pegged as a top-five type guy.
ETA: Trout was actually the second player the Angels took that year. They took Houston-area guy Randal Grichuk right before Trout at 24.