University of Florida commitment and 5-star running back Dalvin Cook is already in the spotlight considering the hyped-up nature of recruiting, but with the release of the new MaxPreps Top 25 Composite Rankings, he and his team are going to receive even more attention.
MaxPreps has put together a composite ranking featuring the best high school football teams in the nation. The composite is derived from rankings from the MaxPreps Preseason Top 25 Early Contenders, Prep Nation, USA Today and Rivals, according to the report from Steve Montoya of MaxPreps.com.
"In order to be included, a team had to land in at least two of the national polls," Montoya writes. "If it did not land in all four, the team will be given a 40 to weigh into its average."
Coming in at No. 1 in this news composite is Cook's high school, Miami Central. In addition to Cook—the No. 3 running back recruit in the nation according to the 247Sports composite rankings—Miami Central also boasts Miami commitment and stellar 4-star running back Joseph Yearby.
The two running backs will provide Central with a one-two punch that will be hard to stop at the high school level, so it's not surprising that Central checked in at No. 1.
At No. 2 is another Miami high school, Booker T. Washington. This is a program that recently featured recruits like 5-star outside linebacker Matthew Thomas (Florida State) and 4-star Arkansas freshman Denver Kirkland.
Booker T. Washington currently features 4-star quarterback Treon Harris (Florida State commit) and 4-star defensive end Chad Thomas (Miami commit) among others, so it's safe to say that Booker T. Washington can hold its own among the recruiting powerhouses of Miami.
Notable schools with notable recruits rounding out the top 10 include Norcross High School (Ga.) at No. 3, home of 5-star defensive end Lorenzo Carter, and St. John Bosco at No. 7, home of 4-star guard Damien Mama.
The state of Florida boasts three schools in the top 10, as does California, while Texas has two schools in the top 10.
You can view the full rankings here.
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