ESPN announced the lineup and schedule for its 2014 High School Football Kickoff event, which will take place between August 22-24 in various high school locations.
Of the 10 games that will be played and televised on either ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU, almost all feature at least one or two blue chip prospects. Nine of the 20 teams participating won a state championship in their respective class last season.
Included among those blue chip prospects are the top three overall players on the 247Sports composite rankings for the 2015 class. Four other participating players rank inside the national top 45.
Here is a quick preview of the 10 highest-rated prospects to keep an eye on during the ESPN Kickoff event. Crazy as it sounds, the games are less than two months away from actually taking place!
Note: Unless otherwise cited, all rankings via the 247Sports Composite.