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The 20 highest-rated high school football recruits since 2000

In 2020, USA TODAY High School Sports looked at the top-rated recruits since 2000, per 247Sports composite averages. Since then there has been new name added to the impressive list, one that comes with a perfect rating— which now makes six total in that unique category.

As we has said before, these players weren’t just one example of high school dominance; they were “The” example of high school football dominance. However, these are the football legends since 2000. That means the historical hierarchy with the likes of Bo Jackson, Marcus Dupree, John Elway, Peyton Manning, Randy Moss, and more, are not included. (Had the rating system been in place “back in the day” … well, it’s safe to assume there would be a lot more than six players with a perfect composite average.)

With that in mind, let’s check out the unmatched talents that took on almost legend-like lore under the lights on Friday night since 2000…



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