18. Bishop Gorman
Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
18-19 Record: 11-3
Final Super 25 Rank: Unranked
Bishop Gorman won its tenth-straight state championship last year. Reloaded with a deep 2020 class, particularly on offense and linebacker, the Gaels hope to run it back and keep the winning streak going.
Three of the top five players in the state of Nevada hail from Gorman: three-star quarterback Micah Bowens, a dual-threat QB who completed 64.5% of his passes and rushed for 927 yards and 15 scores; four-star wide receiver Rome Odunze, who had 1,347 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns; and three-star running back Ikaika Ragsdale, who rushed for 676 yards and 11 TDs as the second-string to star Amod Cianelli last year.
The team will miss Cianelli, and they’ll also miss the production of ALL-USA First Team WR Donovan Smith, who transferred, according to Hub City Preps.
The linebacker corps of Dahlin Mesake, Bam Amina, Bryan Certain and DJ Herman – all three-stars, and all but Herman (2021) is in the class of 2020 – looks impressive. Additionally, Air Force commit Lincoln Tuioti-Mariner gives the Gaels a weapon at safety.
The team also has young talent; according to MaxPreps, 2022 running backs Cam Barfield and Jaydn Ott be productive players, and 2023 safety Kodi DeCambra, who was invited to The Opening despite being an eighth grader.
With experience and upside on both sides of the ball, Bishop Gorman once again looks like they’ll be a strong team.
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