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Jordan Burch becomes highest-ranked South Carolina commit since Jadeveon Clowney

Jordan Burch, the No. 2 player in the Chosen 25, has elected to stay in state.
The strong-side defensive end has committed to South Carolina on Early Signing Day with plans to sign Wednesday and enroll next summer.
Burch committed to South Carolina over schools such as Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and LSU, according to 247Sports.
He is the highest-rated South Carolina commit since Jadeveon Clowney in 2011

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Early Signing Period: Top 100 Composite Football Player Recruiting rankings for Class of 2020

With the Early Signing Period upon us, take a look at the nation’s top 100 players according to the USA TODAY High School Sports Composite Player Rankings.
The composite represents the average rankings of the three major recruiting services – 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals along with the USA TODAY Chosen 25. The lower the average the better. For players who are not ranked by a particular service, the player receives a maximum number +10 based on the way players are ranked for each site beyond the last player (310 for ESPN, and 260 for Rivals, 35 for Chosen 25).
Check out the top 100 in the gallery below

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Bryan Bresee remains in top spot of final Chosen 25 2020 Football Recruiting Rankings

The Chosen 25 is compiled by Jason Jordan in coordination with the USA TODAY High School Sports Staff and is based heavily on high school and spring/summer production. We also take into account how the player projects as a prospect at the next level and beyond.
Damascus (Maryland) High School defensive end Bryan Bresee holds down the top spot in the initial Chosen 25 for 2020 after dominating the high school season last year and combines this spring and summer.
A devastating combination of quickness, power and will, Bresee, a Clemson commit, was named to the top five at The Opening Finals in Dallas in July after dominating the one-on-one linemen challenge.
He won Maryland’s ALL-USA Player of the Year and was first team ALL-USA Defense, after racking up 46 tackles, 34 tackles for loss and 12

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USA TODAY High School Sports Awards: Los Angeles boys cross country finalists

The USA TODAY High School Sports Awards are coming to Los Angeles.
On May 19, 2020, the top high school athletes from around the Los Angeles area will be honored at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus.
Here are the eight finalists for Los Angeles Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year.

RelatedSave the date for inaugural USA TODAY High School Sports Awards in Los Angeles
Jace Aschbrenner, Newbury Park (Photo: Joe Lumaya/Special to the Star)
Jace Aschbrenner
School: Newbury Park
Year: Senior
Noteworthy: Aschbrenner finished in second place in all five three-mile races. His PR (14:04

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Nominate an Atlanta high school athlete for USA TODAY's 'I AM SPORT' Award

The USA TODAY High School Sports Awards, which celebrates the top high school athletes in the Atlanta metropolitan area, will include a category for community service.
The I AM SPORT Award honors high school student-athletes who are dedicated to volunteering their time to benefit others in their community.
The award process includes an online nomination period and voting period.
High school student-athletes from schools in the Atlanta metropolitan area and surrounding communities can be nominated at this website until Jan. 21

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Nominate a Dallas-Fort Worth high school athlete for USA TODAY's 'I AM SPORT' Award

The USA TODAY High School Sports Awards, which celebrates the top high school athletes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, will include a category for community service.
The I AM SPORT Award honors high school student-athletes who are dedicated to volunteering their time to benefit others in their community.
The award process includes an online nomination period and voting period.
High school student-athletes from schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and surrounding communities can be nominated at this website until Jan. 21

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Super 25 Regional Football Rankings: Week 17

USA TODAY High School Sports’ Super 25 regional rankings in football is selected by the HSS staff with weekly rankings in five regions — East, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest and West.
SUPER 25: TOP 25
EAST
Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, District of Columbia, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, Virginia, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Maine

St. Frances Academy, Baltimore, Maryland (11-1)
St. Joseph’s Prep, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12-2)
St. Peter’s Prep, Jersey City, New Jersey (11-1)
Southern Columbia, Catawissa, Pennsylvania (16-0)
Good Counsel, Olney, Maryland (9-3)
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DJ Uiagalelei caps St. John Bosco legacy with championship win over De La Salle

Five-star quarterback DJ Uiagalelei put a stamp on his high school legacy as he closed his St. John Bosco (Bellflower, California) career with a 49-28 win over No. 7 De La Salle (Concord, California).
Uiagalelei completed 23 of 28 passes for 398 yards and four touchdowns and scored a fifth on the ground while rushing for total 64 yards.
He spread out the passing attack as three receivers had more than 100 yards apiece and, after De La Salle made it a one-possession game with just under 10 minutes left, it only took Uiagalelei 1:38 to lead a 73-yard drive that culminated in a nine-yard rushing touchdown for the quarterback

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On anniversary of Sandy Hook, Newtown football wins championship on final play

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Newtown marked the seventh anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School with vigils, church services and a moment of joy when the community’s high school football team with a shooting victim’s brother as linebacker won the state championship Saturday in a last-minute thrill.
The Newtown High School Nighthawks won the Class LL state championship on a 36-yard touchdown pass as time expired, beating Darien 13-7. The title was the first for Newtown since 1992. The team ends the season undefeated

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Josh Methner, Zofia Dudek win 2019 Foot Locker National Cross Country Championship

The finishes of the boys and girls races at the 2019 Foot Locker National Cross Country Championship looked very different.
While Hersey High School (Arlington Heights, Illinois) senior Josh Methner dominated his run and crossed the line without a challenger pushing him, Pioneer (Ann Arbor, Michigan) runner Zofia Dudek broke into a sprint for the final few hundred meters to approach and take down Marlee Starliper.
Methner won his race in 15:08.8, an eight-second victory.
Dudek ran it in 16:45, beating Starliper of Northern (York County, Pennysvlania) by 1