IMG's Senior Class Is Arguably The Best Of All-Time

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The senior class at IMG Academy has — and I stress, this is not a typo — 18 players rated at three stars-or-better. Eighteen. 

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We take that sort of thing for granted in Bradenton, Fla., where Bobby Acosta's program annually pumps out the most terrifying depth charts in high school football — and annually sends his guys to dominate in the SEC immediately thereafter.

For the most recent example? See: Ricks, Eli.

This year is no different, except that it is a little different if only in the shear depth of it all. The Ascenders legitimately put nothing but future FBS guys on the field. At every position. Oh, and with respect to Deondre Francois and Shea Patterson, five-star quarterback JJ McCarthy has a chance to be the best in school history.

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Michigan commit went 12-for-16 for 240 yards, with completions to seven different receivers in the first half of IMG’s victory over Life Christian last week — and that was just another day at the office.

But it’s the talent that surrounds McCarthy that takes IMG from ‘great high school team’ to ‘whoa.’

For the visual learners out there, it goes a little something like this:

The Program Changers

The 'How Have We Mentioned Five Guys & Not Mentioned These Guys'

The 'He Would Be The Best Player On Your High School Team' Third Tier

That’s 15 guys and this isn't an exhaustive list. We haven't mentioned Boston College-bound tackle Ilijia Krajnovic — all 6-foot-8, 350 pounds of him. We haven’t mentioned three-star outside linebacker Jamarion Ellis. And, of course, because this is an article about the seniors, we haven't mentioned a junior.

If we were to mention the ’22 group in Bradenton, we’d surely bring up Kamari Wilson, the top-ranked safety in the country, or Tyler Booker, a 6-foot-4, 290-pound, four-star offensive tackle.

We’d most certainly name-drop Kaytron Allen, also known as the most highly-touted backup running back in the country, with four stars to his name and offers in his back pocket from the likes of Alabama, Ohio State and Georgia.

In the interest of time, however, we’ll stop there. You can see for yourself on Saturday when IMG meets sixth-ranked Duncanville in Arlington, Texas, LIVE on FloFootball.

The CAA Coaching Cradle Has Established A Significant NFL Presence

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Just call the Colonial Athletic Association the new Cradle of Coaches.

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Roll Tide: IMG-Duncanville Looks Like A Miniature 'A-Day'

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Nick Saban should consider temporary residency in Bradenton, Fla., with as many inroads to IMG Academy as he’s built from Alabama. 

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Michigan-Bound JJ McCarthy Leads IMG Into Showdown With Duncanville

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Big Ten football doesn’t kick off for another few weeks, but the entirety of the Michigan football fan base will want to keep its eyes on the gridiron on Oct. 10. 

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Duncanville Poses Biggest Threat To IMG's Undefeated Title Run

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For all you've seen and heard about IMG Academy, the sixth-ranked team in the country may feel like an afterthought. But if you're writing off Duncanville based on paper depth charts, that's a mistake. 

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How To Watch: No. 1 IMG Academy vs. No. 6 Duncanville

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The stage is set for what figures to be the game of the year at the high school level, as top-ranked IMG Academy (FL) prepares to make the trip west to Arlington, Texas, to take on No. 6 Duncanville (TX) at Globe Life Park.

Top-Ranked IMG, No. 6 Duncanville Set To Face Off In Game Of The Year

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The stage is set for what figures to be the game of the year at the high school level, as top-ranked IMG Academy (FL) prepares to make the trip west to Arlington, Texas, to take on No. 6 Duncanville (TX) at Globe Life Park.

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The Spring FCS Playoff Race Will Be A Sprint, Not A Marathon

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The scene just before James Madison kicked off its national championship encounter with North Dakota State in January, where a thin layer of snow covered the Toyota Stadium turf, will not repeat itself this season — not with Frisco’s average temperatures in the low-to-mid 80s during the month of May. 

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CAA Announces Scheduling Format For Spring 2021 Football Season

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The CAA is making plans to play a six-game conference schedule that includes the option for institutions to add up to two non-conference contests during the spring 2021 season.

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West Florida, Valdosta State Embrace Budding Rivalry

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The process of building a rivalry often takes years and years of classic games with high stakes. 

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