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No. 2: IMG ACADEMY
Location: Bradenton, Fla.
2014 record: 9-1
Final 2014 Super 25: 34
There will be Football Bowl Subdivision colleges that play this fall that don’t have the talent that IMG has.
The Ascenders have the No. 1 QB in the 2016 class in Shea Patterson, the No. 1 TE in Isaac Nauta, the No. 1 DB in Saivion Smith, the Nos. 3 and 11 DE in Shavar Manuel and Malik Barrow, respectively, and the No. 4 LB in Rahshaun Smith. All of those players, with the exception of Savion Smith, transferred to the school since last fall.
The Ascenders also added highly respected coach Kevin Wright, who won five state titles in Indiana and will be tasked with the enviable job of molding the separate pieces into a cohesive unit.
IMG also has a highly competitive schedule that includes opponents such as DeSoto (Texas), Cocoa (Fla.), American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.) and New Jersey powers Bergen Catholic and Paramus Catholic.
8/22: American Heritage
9/5: at DeSoto
9/19: at Bergen Catholic
10/2: St Joseph (Montvale)
10/9: Southern Lab
10/23: Paramus Catholic
10/31: at Eastern Christian Academy
11/6: Triple A Academy