21. St Joseph’s
Location: Philadelphia, Pa.
18-19 Record: 13-0
Final Super 25 Rank: 6
Why them: Coming off its second undefeated championship season in the past three years (and just one 2017 title game loss from three in a row), St. Joseph’s Prep appears poised to record one of the more remarkable four-year runs in high school history.
The Hawks return a trio of players on the offensive side who were named to the ALL-USA Pennsylvania Second Team: four-star quarterback Kyle McCord, a 2021 Ohio State commit; three-star running back Kolbe Burrell, who has a handful of offers, primarily from mid-majors; and Marvin Harrison Jr., a 2021 four-star receiver with 17 offers already.
But St. Joseph’s has an extremely difficult schedule. Over its first three weeks, the Hawks will take on Marietta (Ga.), St. John’s College (Washington, D.C.) and IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), all of whom are ranked in the Way-Too-Early Super 25. We should be know early in the season if St. Joseph’s is truly among the best teams in the country.