Just south of Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida, lies a city called Bradenton. It's home to IMG Academy, a private boarding school that also serves as an offseason training facility for some of the top professional athletes, including Cam Newton, Drew Brees, Russell Wilson, Dez Bryant and Andrew McCutchen, to name a few.
The academic institution began its high school football program just three years ago. This season, the IMG Ascenders boast the most talented roster in the nation. Six of the top 100 seniors in the country are on the roster, including players from 21 states and six countries. While tuition is high ($70,800), financial assistance is available from lowered tuition to competition fees ($3,750 to $4,500) or a full ride, according to Jere Longman of the New York Times.
Bleacher Report Studios went behind the scenes to witness how America's most talented high school football team was created...and how far it could go.
Note: All player info (national rankings and college recruiting) via 247Sports and up to date as of Nov. 23.