2019 Way-Too-Early Preseason Super 25 Football Rankings

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2019 Way-Too-Early Preseason Super 25 Football Rankings

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2019 Way-Too-Early Preseason Super 25 Football Rankings

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Aledo (Texas) running back Jase McClellan breaks away from Bentonville (Ark.) defenders during the Battle of the Border in Shreveport, Louisiana, on Sept. 8, 2018. (Photo: Val Horvath Davidson/USA TODAY Sports)

19. Aledo
Location: Aledo, Texas
18-19 Record: 16-0
Final Super 25 Rank: Unranked

Why them: Coming off an undefeated season, Aledo returns a quarterback who completed 70.4% of his passes in Jake Bishop, a five-star running back who broke the 2,000-yard mark with 47 touchdowns in Jase McClellan, a receiver who eclipsed 1,000 yards as a sophomore and two of its four leading tacklers.

It’s safe to say that things look bright for Aledo.

However, Aledo will need to find ways to get pressure into the backfield, as it graduates its three sack leaders and four of its five leaders in tackles for loss. Perhaps 2021 defensive tackle Oliver Crow can make an impact after recording 42 tackles, including seven for loss, as a sophomore.

Aledo doesn’t have as many highly touted prospects as some other top Texas teams, but with underrated players such as Crow, 2021 cornerback DeMarco Roberts (three interceptions, nine passes defended) and 2020 defensive back Collin Johnson (10 passes defended), the team has the stats to back up its talent. It’s among the upper echelon of Texas football teams.

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