The 50 best high school football players in America right now, ranked

By Jessica Learish

If you don't already know their names, you certainly will soon. These 50 football talents from the class of 2021 are the best high school prospects in the nation.

These student athletes come from all over the country. From the Pacific Northwest to South Florida, they hail from 16 states, plus Washington D.C.. Some of these athletes play for top-rated programs like IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, while others lead smaller-market squads. 

Next fall, they'll head to college football powerhouses like LSU, Georgia and Oklahoma. Alabama and Ohio State have claimed the most commitments so far — both of them have six incoming freshmen from this elite group already committed, with more likely to join.

In terms of field position, 2021 is the year of the defensive end. Eight of them appear on this list. Quarterback and offensive tackle — you'll see seven of each — were the next-most prevalent positions. So, here they are: the 50 best high school football players in America today.

Photo credit: Fred Ingham/MaxPreps

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