11. St Joseph’s Prep
Location: Philadelphia, Pa.
18-19 Record: 13-0
Final Super 25 Rank: 6
Why them: St. Joseph’s Prep is on the brink of an incredible four-year run after losing one game over the past three years, appearing in all three championship games and winning two of them.
Marvin Harrison Jr., named to the ALL-USA Preseason Team, is an elite option for Ohio State commit and four-star quarterback Kyle McCord. Three-star running backs Kolbe Burrell and Sahmir Hagans are a strong duo that will be able to establish the run game to open up the field for McCord.
The defense didn’t allow more than 20 points in its final 11 games of the season, including forcing a shutout in the semifinals. The highest-ranked player of the bunch is Jeremiah Trotter Jr., an inside linebacker rated four stars by 247Sports. Also part of the class of 2021 with Harrison and McCord, the juniors look ready to thrive.
They’ll face stiff competition with three teams currently ranked in the top-10 right out the gate. St. Joseph’s Prep will quickly prove if they’re in the top tier or not a contender.
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