Video: Preseason Top 25 Rankings
Our experts pick IMG Academy No. 1 to start the season.
Head coach: Roland Smith
12-3, not ranked
RB | 5-8 | 195 | Sr.
Capped off huge junior campaign rushing for 188 yards and four touchdowns in a 62-27 win over Escambia (Pensacola) in the 6A state championship.
OL | 6-1 | 295 | Sr.
The 2021 Miami commit is one of the best offensive lineman in the country.
ATH | 5-10 | 175 | Sr.
An impact player on both sides of the ball. He has nearly 30 FBS offers led by LSU, Alabama and Georgia.
LB | 6-1 | 195 | Jr.
The 4-star recruit is one of the best linebackers in high school football.
DL | 6-2 | 230 | So.
One of the top players from the Class of 2023 racked up 20 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks as a freshman.
Aug. 21 — at No. 3 St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.)
Aug. 28 — at Booker T. Washington (Miami)
Oct. 23 — vs. Chaminade-Madonna (Hollywood)
The South Florida power won its first state title since 2015 this past season and has the talent to repeat. The Rockets have won at least 10 games in all but one year since 2009. The season opener against last year's national champs (St. John Bosco) is still scheduled and will be a huge measuring stick for the defending 6A state champs.