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Since the 2013 season, the team is sporting a 46-3 record, with undefeated seasons the past three years. They hold claim to back-to-back top-five national rankings in 2015, 2016, and 2017. With more than 25 Under Armour All-Americans, a 2016 Butkus Award winner in Dylan Moses, and numerous alumni making an impact at the highest level of college football, the Ascenders have become the nation's premier football program.

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About Our Program

Since its inception, the IMG Academy Football program has earned a reputation among the best at preparing student-athletes holistically for life as a collegiate student-athlete. Each student is challenged daily, both academically and athletically, with a schedule that emulates the college experience. Graduates of the program have gone on to join the nation’s top programs from coast-to-coast. Our program is a full member of the Florida High School Athletic Association and competes as an independent. We follow the practice requirements and standards issued by the FHSAA.

 

Program Accomplishments

  • Three straight undefeated seasons (2015-2017)
  • 9-0 Team Record in 2017, with a 37 game win streak
  • Top-five national ranking in 2015, 2016, and 2017
  • 26 Under Armour All-Americans since 2013
  • 4 US Army All-Americans (1 MVP)
  • 7 nationally televised games since 2013 
  • 87 D1 commitments since 2013 (FBS & FCS) 
  • 2016 Parade Magazine National Player of the Year (Dylan Moses) 
  • 2016 Butkus Award High School winner (Dylan Moses) 
  • Watkins Award finalist as one of the nation's top African American student-athletes (Isaiah Pryor) 

Technology & Training 

STRIVR Virtual Reality technology gives our student-athletes an edge over the competition with unlimited and more meaningful repetitions in the most realistic environment possible. VR sessions accelerate our athletes’ training regimens and allow IMG’s coaching staff to provide better and more in-depth feedback, improving athletes' footwork, decision-making skills, and recognition and understanding of in-game adjustments, zone read options, route running, and various coverages. Students may also take advantage of testing at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) for hydration.

Athletic & Personal Development

Football players’ customized plans from IMG’s physical conditioning staff are built into our Elite Form Systems throughout the Performance Center where their performance data can be immediately evaluated. They work to improve their strength, speed, endurance and explosiveness while training for injury prevention throughout the year. During the offseason, leadership training, vision work and yoga, prepare them for a demanding competition schedule, while nutrition education and mental condition give our players an edge when the game is on the line.

Experience Football Life At IMG Academy 

Student-athletes of our football program will have access to our state-of-the-art stadium, our Field House - complete with pro-style locker rooms and meeting space for film review, more than 20 multi-sport fields and our 65,000 square-foot Performance & Sport Science Center with a 12,000 square-foot weight room. All of our facilities are maintained at a professional standard to ensure the perfect training environment for every athlete.

Balance & Preparation 

"Our top priority is preparing student-athletes for success at the collegiate level. Our players learn to balance academics and athletics through a strict daily schedule. The discipline, hard work, and time management skills required both in the classroom and on the field help provide a foundation second to none." - Kevin Wright, Head Football Coach 

 

Football Coaches & Staff

What People Have to Say About Our Program:

"They do a great job with player development." - Nick Saban, University of Alabama head football coach, during 2016 SEC media day.

“It’s the best high school in America, really. When you come here, it’s going to change you. You’re going to learn how to work hard and how to be comfortable/uncomfortable. It’s not going to be easy, but it all pays off in the end.”

"[College football] championships are built on recruiting, and no high school program in America has more stars than IMG Academy. Almost overnight, it has become the most important recruiting ground in the country." - Member of the Football Writers Association of America

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