The Miami Central football team turned out a No. 2 national ranking in the MaxPreps 2015 Early Contenders poll.
It comes as no surprise for the Rockets, which have won three consecutive Class 6A state titles and have appeared in five straight championship games.
Central boasts an elite defense coming into the fall with senior defensive ends Keir Thomas (FSU commit) and Eric Mitchell (UF commit), uncommitted three-star middle linebacker Donavan Thompson is a leader on the defense as a four-year starter and is joined by junior UM commit Waynmon Steed in that unit. FSU commit Jamel Cook spearheads a talented secondary.
"Some teams will be lucky to cross midfield against Miami Central in 2015," MaxPreps wrote in its announcement.
The Rockets offense reeled in Champagnat transfer Darnell Salomon, an uncommitted five-star wide receiver, in the offseason and also got a key transfer from Coral Gables in running back Kenio Mike. The offensive line is led by 6-6, 335-pound junior tackle Navaughn Donaldson.
Below is the video MaxPreps created on the Rockets.