Preseason High School Football America Missouri Top 10

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Defending Class 6 state champ De Smet begins 2020 as the No. 1 team in the High School Football America Missouri Top 10. The Spartans are loaded with Division I talent.

Read: 2019 Missouri Top 10

Leading De Smet is the state’s top recruit cornerback Jakailin Johnson, who has given his verbal to Ohio State.

Other Spartans who’ve given there verbals from the Class of 2021:

RB – Rico Barfield – Ball State

RB – Taj Butts – Missouri

RB – Darez Snider – Miami (Ohio)

OG – Hutson Lillibridge – Tulane

OG- Brody Wisecarver – Illinois

DT – Dakote Doyle – Baylor

Last season, De Smet finished No. 87 in the High School Football America 100 national rankings. The Spartans would have started No. 95 this year until we delayed the release of our preseason rankings due to the massive amount of schedule changes due to the coronavirus.

CBC check-in at No. 2 in the statewide rankings that are created with High School Football America’s proprietary algorithm. The Cadets, who won back-to-back state titles in 2017 and 2018, lost twice to De Smet last season to finish No. 6 in the state.

2019 6A runner-up Joplin is No. 3 in our preseason rankings, followed by Class 4 champ Webb City, which will be looking for its 16th overall state football championship this year.

Rockhurst starts at No. 4, followed by defending Class 2 champ Lutheran North at No. 6. Fort Zumwalt North starts at No. 7 with Lee’s Summit North at No. 8, followed by Kirkwood at No. 9 and Lee’s Summit West at No. 10.

High School Football America Missouri Top 10

No. 1 De Smet

No. 2 Christian Brothers College

No. 3 Joplin

No. 4 Webb City

No. 5 Rockhurst

No. 6 Lutheran North

No. 7 Fort Zumwalt North

No. 8 Lee’s Summit North

No. 9 Kirkwood

No. 10 Lee’s Summit West

Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.