Mater Dei (California) No. 1 in 2021 Preseason High School Football America 100

The Mater Dei Monarchs are in a very familiar spot to start the 2021 high school football season. The 2017 and 2018 High School Football America national champs are ranked No. 1 in the High School Football America 100 powered by NFL Play Football, the NFL’s initiative to provide fun and engaging experience for players of all ages and skill levels.

Head coach Bruce Rollinson will challenge his program with one of the toughest schedules in the nation. Mater Dei, which plays in the uber-tough Trinity League, is scheduled to play eight teams ranked in the High School Football America 300.

Once again this year, Rollinson is loaded with talent. Four of the top seven players in the 247Sports.com California Class of 2022 Composite Rankings will don the red and white this year.

Cornerback Domani Jackson, who has already given his verbal to USC, is the top player in California. He’s ranked as the No. 4 overall college football recruit in the country.

Linebacker David Bailey is considered the No. 4 recruit in the state. He’s a 4-star recruit with 12 scholarships offers.

On offense, Mater Dei, or Quarterback High, will be led by sophomore QB Elijah Brown, who will try to fill the shoes of current Power-5 alums Bryce Young (Alabama) and JT Daniels (Georgia). During Mater Dei’s 5-0 spring season, Brown became only the fourth freshman to start for Rollinson. The other three are Daniels and future NFL quarterbacks Matt Barkley and Todd Marinovich.

In the abbreviated spring season, Brown completed 74 of 102 passes for 973 years with 15 touchdowns against only one interception. His quarterback rating was 133.3, according to his stats on MaxPreps.

Brown has plenty of weapons, starting with C.J. Williams, the No. 9 wide receiver prospect in the nation. Williams caught 15 passes in the spring with five touchdowns. He averaged 14.5 yards per catch.

Oklahoma-bound running back Raleek Brown will give the offense balance. The No. 2 prospect in California averaged 6.9 yards per carry in the spring. He found the end zone five times. He also caught five passes.

Mater Dei is one of five California teams in the High School Football America 100. Trinity League arch-rivals St. John Bosco and Servite are ranked No. 7 and No. 55 respectively in the Preseason Top 100.

Six-time California Open Division champ De La Salle starts the season at No. 29. Sierra Canyon sits at No. 60 in the HSFA 100.

In all, 40 California teams are ranked in our Top 300.

Below you can see our entire preseason rankings.

High School Football America 100 powered by NFL Play Football

Rank/School/State 2020 Record 2020 Rank
No. 1 Mater Dei (California) (5-0) 7
No. 2 Westlake (Austin, Texas) (14-0) 3
No. 3 Thompson (Alabama) (14-0) 2
No. 4 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida) (8-1) 9
No. 5 IMG Academy (Florida) (8-0) 1
No. 6 Southlake Carroll (Texas) (12-2) 13
No. 7 St. John Bosco (California) (5-1) 30
No. 8 Gonzaga (Washington, DC) (5-0) 35
No. 9 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania) (6-0) 6
No. 10 Katy (Texas) (14-1) 12
No. 11 Center Grove (Indiana) (14-0) 15
No. 12 St. Xavier (Ohio) (9-2) 22
No. 13 Lowndes (Georgia) (11-1) 51
No. 14 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey) (5-1) 34
No. 15 Trinity (Kentucky) (10-0) 20
No. 16 Duncanville (Texas) (10-2) 14
No. 17 Grayson (Georgia) (14-0) 4
No. 18 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida) (11-2) 21
No. 19 Dutch Fork (South Carolina) (10-0) 11
No. 20 North Shore (Texas) (14-1) 8
No. 21 Chandler (Arizona) (11-0) 17
No. 22 Miami Central (Florida) (8-1) 27
No. 23 Archbishop Hoban (Ohio) (11-0) 5
No. 24 Denton Ryan (Texas) (15-0) 10
No. 25 Oakland (Tennessee) (15-0) 24
No. 26 Chambers (North Carolina) (10-1) 29
No. 27 Corner Canyon (Utah) (13-0) 16
No. 28 Cardinal Gibbons (Florida) (8-1) 19
No. 29 De La Salle (California) (6-0) 52
No. 30 DeMatha (Maryland) (2-1) 53
No. 31 La Salle (Ohio) (8-3) 58
No. 32 Northwestern (Miami, Florida) (3-2) 50
No. 33 St. Frances Academy (Maryland) (0-1) NR
No. 34 St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey) (4-2) 63
No. 35 Saguaro (Arizona) (5-2) 84
No. 36 Hoover (Alabama) (11-2) 45
No. 37 Cathedral (Indiana) (13-1) 18
No. 38 Allen (Texas) (10-1) 30
No. 39 Bryant (Arkansas) (13-0) 25
No. 40 St. Thomas More (Louisiana) (11-0) 32
No. 41 Hewitt-Trussville (Alabama) (9-3) 80
No. 42 Rockwall (Texas) (10-2) 40
No. 43 Colquitt County (Georgia) (9-1) 41
No. 44 Good Counsel (Maryland) (1-2) NR
No. 45 Trinity Christiann Academy (Jacksonville, Florida) (11-1) 23
No. 46 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida) (8-2) 39
No. 47 John Curtis (Louisiana) (6-5) 88
No. 48 Milton (Georgia) (10-1) 87
No. 49 Buford (Georgia) (13-1) 72
No. 50 Columbus (Miami, Florida) (7-0) 101
No. 51 St. Edward (Ohio) (6-2) 121
No. 52 Bixby (Oklahoma) (11-0) 42
No. 53 DeSoto (Texas) (10-1) 37
No. 54 Jenks (Oklahoma) (12-1) 62
No. 55 Servite (California) (4-2) 68
No. 56 Bridgeland (Texas) (12-1) 81
No. 57 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey) (6-2) 67
No. 58 Aledo (Texas) (13-1) 57
No. 59 Pickerington Central (Ohio) (11-1) 55
No. 60 Sierra Canyon (California) (5-1) NR
No. 61 Brother Martin (Louisiana) (8-1) 49
No. 62 Hamilton (Arizona) (8-2) 46
No. 63 Acadiana (Louisiana) (11-1) 26
No. 64 Euless Trinity (Texas) (10-2) 75
No. 65 Catholic (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) (9-2) 28
No. 66 Collins Hill (Georgia) (12-3) 116
No. 67 Manvel (Texas) (7-2) 83
No. 68 Warner Robins (Georgia) (13-1) 70
No. 69 Edna Karr (Louisiana) (10-2) 47
No. 70 Lakota West (Ohio) (8-1) 85
No. 71 Seminole (Sanford, Florida) (12-0) 65
No. 72 Maryville (Tennessee) (13-1) 66
No. 73 Jones (Orlando, Florida) (9-1) 71
No. 74 Oak Grove (Mississippi) (13-0) 91
No. 75 Brentwood Academy (Tennessee) (11-1) 79
No. 76 Denton Guyer (Texas) (11-3) 56
No. 77 Archbishop Rummel (Louisiana) (6-2) 64
No. 78 Arlington Martin (Texas) (10-2) 106
No. 79 Male (Kentucky) (8-2) 120
No. 80 St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC) (3-2) NR
No. 81 Lake Travis (Texas) (6-1) NR
No. 82 Belleville (Michigan) (10-1) 111
No. 83 Lee County (Georgia) (13-1) 73
No. 84 Madison-Ridgeland (Mississippi) (12-0) 107
No. 85 Highland Park (Texas) (10-1) 38
No. 86 Edgewater (Florida) (8-3) 74
No. 87 Massillon Washington (Ohio) (10-2) 48
No. 88 Charlotte Catholic (North Carolina) (9-1) 89
No. 89 Atascocita (Texas) (13-1) 118
No. 90 Blessed Trinity (Georgia) (8-1) 78
No. 91 Venice (Florida) (9-4) 100
No. 92 Cocoa (Florida) (10-1) 95
No. 93 Pearland Dawson (Texas) (10-1) 77
No. 94 Hough (North Carolina) (8-1) 104
No. 95 Oxford (Mississippi) (12-1) 99
No. 96 Jesuit (Florida) (13-1) 117
No. 97 Cherry Creek (Colorado) (8-0) 98
No. 98 Oscar Smith (Virginia) (9-0) 103
No. 99 Alcoa (Tennesee) (14-1) 69
No. 100 Orem (Utah) (8-2) 122

 

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