Video: Preseason Top 25 Rankings
Our experts pick IMG Academy No. 1 to start the season.
Head coach: Robert Steeples
14-0, not ranked
CB | 6-0 | 170 | Sr.
The 2021 Ohio State commit is one of the top cornerbacks in the country and also a big-time playmaker at wide receiver too.
DL | 6-0 | 280 | Sr.
Racked up 97 tackles and a team high 15 sacks. Committed to Missouri in January.
RB | 5-11 | 205 | Sr.
The 2021 Missouri commit rushed for over 1,200 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2019.
OL | 6-4 | 320 | Sr.
The 2021 Illinois commit is the top-rated offensive guard in the state.
LB | 6-1 | 220 | Sr.
Led the Class 6 state champs with 126 tackles last season.
Aug. 28 — at Edwardsville (Ill.)
Sept. 5 — at No. 25 East St. Louis (Ill.)
Sept. 11 — vs. Christian Brothers (St. Louis)
Robert Steeples has turned the Spartans into a national power. They won their first state title since 2005 last season — when he was a star defensive back on that team. The defending Class 6 state champs are favorites to repeat with a strong offensive line, running game and a lot of depth on defense returning.