9. Bergen Catholic
Location: Oradell, N.J.
17-18 Record: 10-2
Final Super 25 Rank: Not Ranked
Why them: The Crusaders won the state title and return a trio of talented senior running backs in RB Rahmir Johnson (555 yards and six TDs rushing, two TDs receiving), Josh McKenzie (907 yards, eight TDs rushing) and RB-LB Anthony Corbin.
Junior QB Andrew Boel has been impressive in camps but he won’t have to throw often with Johnson, Corbin and McKenzie running behind a solid offensive line that is anchored by junior Bryan Felton, and seniors John High, Marquise Moore ad J.R. Woods.
The Crusaders’ defense has plenty of returning talent, including: Corbin (109 tackles); High (56 tackles); junior CB Jordan Morant (60 tackles, 4 INT); senior DL Aeneas DiCosmo, who is getting major offers; senior DL Sean Connolly Jr.; and senior DL Tyler Devera.