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More Than 1/3 of Top-Rated Recruits Have Transferred Once

Eighteen of the top 50 players in the 247Sports.com rankings are on their second school.

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Source: USA Today

Is high school football starting to feel like college — with the number of transfers? If you feel like it is, there’s a reason for that.

A quick glance of the top players in the 2018 class shows that 18 of the top 50 players in the 247Sports.com rankings are on their second school, or in some cases, their third. While coaches in Texas and elsewhere are concerned IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) is scooping up all the top talent, only four of those top 18 players transferred to IMG. The rest often went from one good high school football team to another.

For more on this story, visit USA Today.

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