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Three ranked teams will take the field at Polynesian Football Classic.
They feature a whopping 25 top recruits — two of the 5-star variety, 11 4-stars and a dozen 3-star standouts.
And they're just a part of the Polynesian Football Classic this weekend at Liberty High School Stadium in Henderson, Nev.
IMG, ranked No. 5, is one of three teams in the MaxPreps Top 25 football rankings
that is part of one of the nation's premier high
school football showcases. All four games will be streamed live on SportsLive, CBS
Sports Digital's subscription OTT service.
2018 Polynesian Football Classic presented by MaxPreps(All Times Pacific)Friday, Sept. 7
• No. 5 IMG Academy (2-0) at Liberty (Henderson, Nev.)
(1-1), 7 p.m. — WATCH HERESaturday, Sept. 8
will be able to watch teams from six different states, including the No.
1 teams in Florida, Utah and Arizona, as well
as some of the nation's most sought-after college recruits.
a nationally acclaimed, multi-sport academy, will bring the majority of
the top players.
Once known for attracting top level golfers and tennis
players to the Florida campus, IMG now hosts and educates some of the
finest high school standouts in mainstream sports such as football,
basketball and baseball.
Among their many IMG football standouts:
RB Trey Sanders (5-11.5, 215, Sr.)
— The No. 1 rated running back in the Class of 2019.DE Nolan Smith (6-3, 230, Sr.)
— The 5-star Georgia commit is the No. 1 player overall on 247sports.RB Noah Cain (5-10.5, 210, Sr.)
— Cain, the No. 4 -rated RB in the Class of 2019, and Sanders give IMG Academy the best backfield in the country.
OLB/S Jaleel McRae (6-2, 230, Sr.)
— The 2019 Florida State commit transferred from New Smyrna Beach
(Fla.) and is one of the best defensive players in the state.
OT Evan Neal (6-7.5, 390, Sr.)
— One of the most imposing players in high school football checks in the Top 50 overall from the Class of 2019.
Defending Utah 6A champion Bingham also brings star power. The Miners have won at least 10 games in every season but one since 2005. They received a huge blow when top running back Braedon Wissler
(5-7, 170, Sr.) tore his ACL and was lost for the season. The underrated back led the Miners in rushing in 2017 averaging nearly 10 yards per carry.
Among the Bingham standouts:
LB Lolani Langi (6-2, 195, Sr.)
— One of the highest rated players from Utah has already landed a handful of Pac-12 offers. DT Simote Pepa (6-2, 295, Sr.)
— One of the country's best players in the trenches. LB Junior Tafuna (6-3, 220, Sr.)
— Tafuna, Pepa and Langi will help form one of the best defenses in the nation. S Jared Greenfield (5-11, 170, Jr.)
The 4-star safety transferred from Crenshaw (Los Angeles) and enters
the 2018 season as the top rated player in Utah from the Class of 2020.
Defending state champion Chandler began the season at No. 10 but dropped a game at current No. 8 Centennial (Corona, Calif.). Since then, the Wolves have won two games by a combined count of 111-21.
Among Chandler's top stars:
QB Jacob Conover (6-0, 185, Sr.)
— The 2019 BYU commit is one of the top quarterbacks in high school football.RB DeCarlos Brooks (5-10, 185, Sr.)
— The talented running back rushed for more than 1,300 yards and 14 touchdowns while splitting time with Drake Anderson
in 2017. Expect a monster senior year for the 3-star playmaker. TE Brayden Liebrock (6-5, 220, Sr.)
— The 2019 Texas commit is one of the best tight ends in the country.DT Matthew Pola-Mao (6-2, 295, Sr.)
— The Wolves added one of the best players in the trenches when the
4-star defensive tackle transferred from Mountain Pointe (Phoenix). S Avery Carrington (6-3, 190, Sr.)
— He and Zach Bowers
will be the leaders on defense for Aguano in 2018
more information on the games, which is part of the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame, visit PolynesianClassic.com