IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
, the No. 2 high school football team in the preseason MaxPreps Top 25 added another weapon to its already impressive arsenal Monday. Jaleel Skinner
, the top-rated tight end from the Class of 2022, according to the 247Sports composite rankings, announced he's transferring from Greer (S.C.) to play his senior season for the Ascenders.
The 6-foot-5 210-pound topped our Top 10 tight ends
list and becomes the seventh top 100 player on the 247Sports composite rankings to player for the 2020 MaxPreps National Champions.
Skinner joins a potent offense that features four-star quarterback AJ Duffy
(Florida State commit), four-star running back Kaytron Allen
(Penn State commit), five-star athlete Samuel M'Pemba
, four-star wide receiver Carnell Tate
, four-star wide receiver Devin Hyatt
, three-star wide receiver Shawn Miller
(Illinois commit) and Class of 2024 standout Stacy Gage
A full schedule hasn't yet been released for new head coach Pepper Johnson's bunch, but IMG's docket includes notable games at No. 72 La Salle (Cincinnati) on Sept. 3, vs. No. 38 Northwestern (Miami) on Sept. 10., vs. No. 68 Jones (Orlando) on Sept. 17, vs. No. 69 East St. Louis (Ill.) on Oct. 22, and vs. No. 10 St. Frances Academy (Baltimore) on Nov. 19.
IMG Academy finished 8-0 last season as the No. 1 team in the country, the first in school history, and with the talent its compiling should be on a sort list of teams able to compete for that top spot again.