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High school football: IMG Academy head coach Bobby Acosta leaving for Texas program - OFFICIAL
High school football: IMG Academy head coach Bobby Acosta leaving for Texas program
Earlier this week, one of the premier high school football programs in Texas made a high-profile hire as former SMU and Arkansas head coach Chad Morris was brought on board by Allen. Not to be outdone, Del Valle made a splashy hire of its own Friday.

After leading IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) to a national title last season, Bobby Acosta is leaving the Sunshine State after one year to take over at the Austin-area program, the school announced in a press release.

Under Acosta, IMG Academy went 8-0 in 2020 and was the wire-to-wire national No. 1. The Ascenders outscored opponents 381-82.

"I knew I found my new home after meeting with Athletic Director Tawni Angel and Superintendent Dr. Annette Tielle," Acosta said in a statement released by the school. "Del Valle has a culture of excellence and wants to infuse our students with the tools to be successful."

Acosta spent time coaching at the college level before taking over at IMG Academy. He was the offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach at Minnesota's College of St. Scholastica in 2019 and coached at Bucknell (2017-18), Cornell (2016) and Syracuse (2014-15) before that.

At Del Valle, Acosta replaces Charles Burton, who stepped down after last season. Burton went 29-51 and was the longest-tenured head coach in school history. Five-star wide receiver Caleb Burton announced he will not be playing his senior season for the Cardinals after his father stepped down.

IMG Academy instantly becomes one of the hottest jobs on the market for any head coach. Nine players expected to return are featured in 247Sports' look at the top prospects in the Class of 2023.

Former Rancho Verde (Moreno Valley, Calif.) quarterback A.J. Duffy takes over under center while Kamari Wilson (S), Kaytron Allen (RB), Tyler Booker (OT), Daylen Everette (CB) and Malik Bryant (OLB) are all four-star prospects expected to return.

Other highly-touted prospects transferring into the program this year include athlete Keon Sabb, offensive tackle Francis Mauigoa, offensive tackle Drew Shelton, tight end Jack Pederson, cornerback Malik Muhammad, athlete Joenel Aguero and defensive end Cameron Lenhardt.
Bobby Acosta is leaving IMG Academy after one year, setting off the program's second coaching search in as many years.
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Bobby Acosta is leaving IMG Academy after one year, setting off the program's second coaching search in as many years.

Donovan Clingan named 2020-21 OFFICIAL Connecticut High School Basketball Player of the Year - OFFICIAL
Donovan Clingan named 2020-21 MaxPreps Connecticut High School Basketball Player of the Year
Each year since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized outstanding performers in high school basketball. America's source for high school sports continues the tradition to close out the 2020-21 season by naming the top player in each state. Selections are based on team success and individual excellence, in addition to local and state accolades.

Donovan Clingan of Bristol Central (Bristol) is the 2020-21 MaxPreps Connecticut High School Basketball Player of the Year. The 7-foot-1, 255-pound junior helped the Rams go 15-0 en route to the program's first Central Connecticut Conference championship since 2003.

Clingan averaged 27.3 points, 17.2 rebounds, 5.8 blocks and 3.1 assists per contest this season. He averaged 36 points and 26.3 rebounds in three CCC tournament games.

In Bristol Central's 69-68 overtime victory against East Catholic in the CCC title game, Clingan finished with 33 points, 26 rebounds, seven blocks and five assists. He capped that performance by knocking down the game-winning shot with four seconds remaining.

Regarded as the No. 45 prospect in the Class of 2022 by 247Sports, Clingan holds 18 college offers including Connecticut, Georgetown, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Syracuse among others.

Each state's MaxPreps Player of the Year will be considered for inclusion in the MaxPreps All-America Team, which is scheduled to be released April 13.
Kamorea Arnold named 2020-21 OFFICIAL Wisconsin High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year - OFFICIAL
Kamorea Arnold named 2020-21 MaxPreps Wisconsin High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year
Each year since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized outstanding performers in high school basketball. America's source for high school sports continues the tradition to close out the 2020-21 season by naming the top player in each state. Selections are based on team success and individual excellence, in addition to local and state accolades.

Kamorea Arnold of Germantown is the 2020-21 MaxPreps Wisconsin High School Basketball Player of the Year. The 5-foot-9 sophomore guard led the Warhawks to a 29-1 record and the Division 1 state championship.

Arnold averaged 22.9 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 3.8 steals a game. She scored 31 points on 12 of 18 shooting in a 63-48 win over Hudson in the Division 1 title game and also had seven assists.

Arnold is regarded as the No. 5 prospect in the Class of 2023 according to ESPN Hoopgurlz Class of 2023.

Each state's MaxPreps Player of the Year will be considered for inclusion in the MaxPreps All-America Team.
High school football: Over 50 FBS-bound players fill Mater Dei, St. John Bosco rosters - OFFICIAL
High school football: Over 50 FBS-bound players fill Mater Dei, St. John Bosco rosters
Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) and St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) are two of the premier programs in high school football and have produced a boatload talent, especially as of late. Amon-Ra St. Brown, Bru McCoy, Bryce Young, Elias Ricks, JT Daniels and Mase Funa are some notable Monarchs while the Braves have had the likes of Chris Steele, DJ Uiagalelei, Jaiden Woodbey, Josh Rosen, Kourt Williams, Trent McDuffie and Wyatt Davis.

In 2019, Uiagalelei and Young shared the MaxPreps' National Player of the Year award while McCoy won it the year before and Daniels in 2017.

St. John Bosco has finished ranked in the Top 10 five consecutive years and was the 2019 MaxPreps National Champions while Mater Dei has finished ranked in the Top 10 four straight years and have finished either Nos. 1 or 2 in three consecutive seasons (2017, 2018, 2019).

With California moving football to the spring, the two powers weren't included in the MaxPreps Top 25, but there are still plenty of implications when the Braves and Monarchs meet on April 17. There's a good chance the winner will head into next season ranked No. 1.

These are the top two teams in the California Top 25 rankings and the last time they squared off Uiagalelei led the Braves to a wild 39-34 win in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 championship. The five-star quarterback threw for 446 yards and five touchdowns.

Beaux Collins, Cristian Dixon and Jaylin Davies are notable players who opted out of the spring season so they could enroll early in college, but these two programs still boast a ton of talent. There will be 61 players on the field that are either rated as a three-star recruit or higher on 247Sports composite rankings or have at least one FBS offer. 

NOTE: Rankings are based off 247Sports composite list
Raesjon Davis, Mater Dei
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Raesjon Davis, Mater Dei
Mater Dei (30)

Class of 2021 (9)

Four stars (2)

OLB — Raesjon Davis | 6-1 | 215 | USC
No. 48 overall | No. 4 outside linebacker | No. 3 in California

WR — Kyron Ware-Hudson | 6-1 | 200 | USC
No. 126 overall | No. 22 wide receiver | No. 11 in California

Three stars (7)

RB — Marceese Yetts | 5-8 | 165 | Air Force
No. 1,007 overall | No. 10 all-purpose back | No. 83 in California

OG — Ross Maseuli | 6-2 | 350 | San Diego State
No. 1,019 overall | No. 52 offensive guard | No. 84 in California

C — George Miki-Han | 5-11 | 300 | Colorado State
No. 1,584 overall | No. 20 center | No. 135 in California

DE — Tyler Narayan | 6-1 | 255 | Navy
No. 1,933 overall | No. 111 strong-side defensive end | No. 158 in California

ATH — Champion Johnson | 6-2 | 220 | Uncommitted
Has offers from Oregon and San Diego State

ATH — Shoes Brinkley | 5-9 | 185 | Uncommitted
Has 22 FBS offers led by Cincinnati, Coastal Carolina, Hawaii and Nevada.

OG — Terrance Caldwell | 6-2 | 290 | Cornell
Has 11 FBS offers, committed to Cornell on Dec. 8.

Class of 2022 (12)

Five stars (1)

CB — Domani Jackson | 6-1 | 185 | USC
No. 3 overall | No. 1 cornerback | No. 1 in California

Four stars (3)

RB — Raleek Brown | 5-8 | 185 | Oklahoma
No. 47 overall | No. 3 running back | No. 2 in California

WR — C.J. Williams | 6-2 | 195 | Uncommitted
No. 71 overall | No. 9 wide receiver | No. 7 in California

OLB — David Bailey | 6-3 | 220 | Uncommitted
No. 82 overall | No. 6 outside linebacker | No. 9 in California

Three stars (8)

ATH — Cooper Barkarte | 6-1 | 180 | Uncommitted
No. 407 overall | No. 38 athlete | No. 29 in California

OLB — Eoghan Kerry | 6-3 | 225 | Uncommitted
No. 640 overall | No. 42 outside linebacker | No. 47 in California

RB — Quincy Craig | 5-9 | 175 | Uncommitted
No. 753 overall | No. 58 running back | No. 52 in California

CB — Josh Hunter | 5-9 | 165 | Uncommitted
No. 910 overall | No. 88 cornerback | No. 65 in California

CB — Cameron Sidney | 5-10 | 160 | Uncommitted
No. 925 overall | No. 92 cornerback | No. 66 in California

ILB — Malaki Te'o | 6-1 | 225 | Uncommitted
No. 929 overall | No. 32 inside linebacker | No. 70 in California

ATH — Tanner Salisbury | 6-1 | 200 | Uncommitted
Has 11 FBS offers led by Colorado, Fresno State, San Diego State and San Jose State.

DT — Sione Moa
No. 89 defensive tackle | No. 131 in California

Class of 2023 (2)

Four stars (1)

ILB — Leviticus Su'a | 6-1 | 210 | Uncommitted
No. 90 overall | No. 3 inside linebacker | No. 7 in California

Three stars (1)

OG — BJ Tolo | 6-1 | 290 | Uncommitted
Has offers from Colorado State, Kansas and Oregon.

Class of 2024 (7)

DL — Aydin Breland | 6-5 | 315 | Uncommitted
Has offers from Arizona State, Colorado, Kansas, Oregon and USC.

QB — Elijah Brown | 6-2 | 180 | Uncommitted
Has an offer from Pittsburgh.

DB — Zabien Brown | 6-1 | 165 | Uncommitted 
Has six FBS offers led by Michigan, Penn State and USC.

OL — DeAndre Carter | 6-6 | 345 | Uncommitted
Has an offer from USC.

OLB — Ramere Davis | 6-1 | 190 | Uncommitted
Has six FBS offers led by Florida State, Michigan and Oregon.

WR — Jack Ressler | 5-10 | 180 | Uncommitted
Has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Hawaii and Pittsburgh.

DL — Kaho Tuihalamaka | 6-5 | 360 | Uncommitted
Has offers from Arizona State and Oklahoma State.
Maximus Gibbs, St. John Bosco
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Maximus Gibbs, St. John Bosco
St. John Bosco (31)

Class of 2021 (5)

Three stars (5)

OG — Maximus Gibbs | 6-6 | 385 | USC
No. 905 overall | No. 46 offensive guard | No. 73 in California

OLB — Andrew Simpson | 6-1 | 220 | Kansas
No. 1,144 overall | No. 72 outside linebacker | No. 92 in California

WR — Jode McDuffie | 5-10 | 170 | Sacramento State
No. 1,188 overall | No. 172 wide receiver | No. 96 in California

DE — Ieremia Moore | 6-3 | 265 | California
No. 1,220 overall | No. 79 strong-side defensive end | No. 98 in California

OG — Edward Riley | 5-11 | 265 | Uncommitted
No. 117 offensive guard | No. 238 in California

Class of 2022 (14)

Four stars (4)

OG — Earnest Greene | 6-4 | 330 | Uncommitted
No. 59 overall | No. 2 offensive guard | No. 3 in California

RB — Rayshon Luke | 5-8 | 160 | Uncommitted
No. 184 overall | No. 1 all-purpose back | No. 12 in California

DE — Nathan Burrell | 6-2 | 250 | Uncommitted
No. 332 overall | No. 20 weak-side defensive end | No. 23 in California

S — Sione Hala | 6-2 | 190 | Uncommitted
No. 333 overall | No. 20 safety | No. 24 in California

Three stars (10)

CB — Tayvion Beasley | 5-10 | 165 | Uncommitted
No. 419 overall | No. 39 cornerback | No. 30 in California

OLB — Jalen Woods | 6-0 | 210 | Uncommitted
No. 435 overall | No. 33 outside linebacker | No. 32 in California

QB — Katin Houser | 6-3 | 200 | Boise State
No. 483 overall | No. 21 pro-style quarterback | No. 36 in California

RB — Jabari Bates | 5-8 | 160 | Uncommitted
No. 793 overall | No. 59 running back | No. 53 in California

DT — Jairus Satele | 5-11 | 300 | Uncommitted
No. 1,000 overall | No. 69 defensive tackle | No. 74 in California

RB — Michael Hayes | 5-8 | 165 | Uncommitted
No. 1,104 overall | No. 82 running back | No. 86 in California

S — Jaxon Harley | 5-9 | 165 | Uncommitted
No. 1,137 overall | No. 73 safety | No. 90 in California

WR — Jaceon Doss | 6-0 | 180 | Uncommitted
Has offers from Kansas and Pittsburgh.

WR — Logan Booher | 6-2 | 200 | Uncommitted
Has offers from Brown and Kansas.

DT — Malachi Finau | 6-4 | 275 | Uncommitted
Has an offer from Kansas.

Class of 2023 (8)

Four stars (3)

ATH — Matayo Uiagalelei | 6-6 | 265 | Uncommitted
No. 15 overall | No. 2 weak-side defensive end | No. 3 in California

QB — Pierce Clarkson | 6-0.5 | 205 | Uncommitted
No. 171 overall | No. 4 dual-threat quarterback | No. 12 in California

ATH — Jahlil McClain | 5-10 | 180 | Uncommitted
No. 238 overall | No. 26 athlete | No. 21 in California

Three stars (5)

WR — Raiden Brown | 5-10 | 150 | Uncommitted
Has an offer from Arizona State.

LB — Deven Bryant | 6-1 | 210 | Uncommitted
Has an offer from Oregon.

S — Ty Lee | 6-3 | 190 | Uncommitted
Has offers from Arizona State and University of Southern California.

RB — Nygel Osborne | 5-9 | 160 | Uncommitted
Has offers from Arizona State and Colorado.

OL — Mosiah Talanoa | 6-3 | 350 | Uncommitted
Has an offer from Florida Atlantic University.

Class of 2024 (4)

ATH — Jordan Lockhart | 6-3 | 190 | Uncommitted
Has an offer from Maryland.

ILB — Kyngstonn Viliamu-Asa | 6-2 | 205 | Uncommitted
Has seven FBS offers led by Michigan and Oregon.

CB — Marcelles Williams | 5-11 | 170 | Uncommitted
Has 10 FBS offers led by Arizona State, Florida State, Michigan, Oregon and USC.

S — Peyton Woodyard | 6-1 | 175 | Uncommitted
Has 10 FBS offers led by Arizona State, Florida State, Michigan, Penn State and USC.
High school baseball: Top 10 active win streaks - OFFICIAL
High school baseball: Top 10 active win streaks
Many of the longest win streaks in 2021 are holdovers, trapped in time from the 2020 season. With COVID-19 wiping out the entire season for most states in the Midwest and northeast, many teams have still-active win streaks heading into the 2021 season.

MaxPreps lists the Top 10 active win streaks to start the 2021 season, along with the addition of Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.), which has already started its season and has moved up among the top 10 active win streaks.
MaxPreps No. 1 Jesuit also has a 20-game win streak, among active national leaders.
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MaxPreps No. 1 Jesuit also has a 20-game win streak, among active national leaders.
Top 10 active baseball win streaks

1. Webster (Wis.) — 37
Led by former MLB pitcher Jarrod Washburn, the Tigers have won back-to-back state championships, but haven't played since 2019. Webster won 30 games in 2019 and the last seven games of the 2018 season to build a 37-game win streak. Webster had the third-longest win streak entering last season behind Silo (40) and Blanchard (39), both of Oklahoma. Webster doesn't play until April, but it returns all-state selection Owen Washburn, the coach's son, who batted .561 as a sophomore in 2019.

2. Andrean (Merrillville, Ind.) — 35
The Fighting 59ers won the 3A championship in 2019, losing the second game of the season and then winning 35 in a row. Coach Dave Pishkur went over 1,000 career wins during the 2019 season and also became the all-time winningest coach in Indiana. Andrean doesn't open its season until late March.

3. Center Moriches (N.Y.) — 32
Like Webster, the Red Devils have a winning streak that extends into the 2018 season. They won their final five games of the 2018 season to win the Class B state championship. They then went 27-0 in the 2019 season to win the crown again. Center Moriches did not play in 2020.

4. Colonel Richardson (Federalsburg, Md.) — 24
Last year was supposed to be another stellar season for the Colonels as they returned half of the starting lineup from a club that went 24-0 in 2019 and won the Maryland Class 1A state championship. They never took the field, leaving it up to the 2021 team to extend the nation's fourth-longest active win streak.

5. (tie) Elkhart (Kan.) — 22
The  Wildcats edged Marion 3-2 in the Kansas Class 2-1A state championship game. Elkhart finished the season 22-0, but it did not play in 2020. The Wildcats are scheduled to begin their season on March 29.

5. (tie) Appoquinimink (West Middletown, Del.) — 22
The Jaguars went 22-0 and captured the 2019 state championship. They were one of the favorites again in 2020 with Gatorade State Player of the Year Lorenzo Carrier leading the way at shortstop. He returns for his senior season 2021 to help the Jaguars extend their streak.

7. Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.) — 21
The Tigers won their final eight games of the 2019 season to a capture a Florida state championship. Jesuit started the 2020 season with a 9-0 record and is the only team on this list that played in 2020. The Tigers, ranked No. 1 in the nation by MaxPreps to start 2021, is off to a 4-0 start. The Tigers take on Venice, the team Jesuit beat to start the streak in 2019.

8. (tie) Lisbon (Lisbon Falls, Maine) — 20
The Greyhounds went undefeated in winning the Class C state championship in 2019. Lisbon did not take the field in 2020 and is not expected to play again until April.

8. (tie) Gateway Christian (Roswell, N.M.) — 20
The Warriors simply dominated in 2019, winning games by an average score of 14-1. Twice, Gateway scored over 30 runs in a game. The Warriors won the Class A state championship, but they did not play in 2020.

8. (tie) St. Mary Prep (Orchard Lake, Mich.) — 20
The Eaglets actually started the 2019 season with a 7-9 record, but they won 27 of their final 29 games with two ties. Thus St. Mary Prep has a 29-game unbeaten streak with 20 straight wins in a row. St. Mary Prep did not play in 2020, but is ranked by MaxPreps as the top team in Michigan for the 2021 season.

11. White River Valley (Royalton, Vt.) — 18
The Wildcats have the distinction of never having lost a baseball game in the school's history. That's because the school began play in 2019 and went 18-0 with a Division 3 state championship. White River Valley lost one starter from the 2019 team, but did not play in 2020.