MIAMI (CBSMiami) – USAToday.com released its annual Top 25 high school rankings and Miami-Dade County took two spots in the top 10, including the number one overall team in the country.
USAToday ranked Miami’s Booker T. Washington High as the number one team in the country thanks in large part to the speed, speed, and more speed the Tornadoes have all over the field. Last season, the team won the 4A state championship and averaged nearly 50 points a game on the season.
According to USAToday’s report on Booker T. Washington’s team, the Tornadoes return 14 starters including eight on offense. The team’s spread offense is headed by Teron Harris, a Florida State commit, who passed for 2,576 yards and 33 touchdowns last season and ran for another 751 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Defensively, three of the team’s stars have pledged commitments to the Miami Hurricanes and the team is led by head coach Tim Harris who has already been named All-USA Coach of the Year during his career.
Harris’ older sons went to UM as well, including Brandon Harris who was an All-American cornerback and now a member of the Houston Texans.
Booker T. Washington is scheduled to play games at #6 Norcross, Ga; #21 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas); and the other Miami team in the top ten, #7 Miami Central.
USAToday.com described Miami’s Central’s offense as having “a backfield some colleges would drool over” and the backs run behind “a huge offensive line led by UM recruit Trevor Darling (6’5”, 331 pounds) and Michael Smith (6’3”, 315 pounds) who has said he will sign with South Florida.