We made it. High school football is finally back.
As we speak, young men across the nation are strapping on the shoulder pads and running through the heat of summer in preparation for the approaching season. A new group of all star recruits is getting ready to show off their skills for the curious onlooking eyes of college coaches and recruiters.
In preparation for the season, USA Today has released their annual preseason Top 25 poll of the top high school football teams in the nation.
17 states placed a team on the list. Florida led the way with four squads while California and Texas each had three teams.
A lot will change over the course of the season, but here's a look at the 10 teams the USA Today staff feel are the country's elite.