Texas powerhouse to host IMG Academy at Globe Life Park

Gordon DeLoach

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Duncanville will host IMG Academy at Globe Life Park on Oct. 9, the Panthers announced on Tuesday.

The Panthers, which have lost in the 6A Division I state title game each of the last two seasons, will have an opportunity to defeat another national power just down the road from AT&T Stadium. 

IMG Academy is one of the premiere programs in the country with a laundry list of collegiate and NFL stars having played there. That includes Cesar Ruiz, who was selected in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints. Also selected were former Ascenders Grant Delpit, the 2019 Jim Thorpe Award winner, and former Penn State star K.J. Hamler.

Currently IMG Academy has notable recruits like five-star Alabama commit Jacorey Brookes, former Katy Tompkins defensive line standout Tunmise Adeleye, the No. 30 player overall in 2021, four-star linebacker Xavian Sorey, four-star Georgia running back commitment Lovasea Carroll, four-star Michigan center commit Greg Crippen, four-star Florida safety commit Kamar Wilcoxson and four-star cornerback Markevious Brown.

Duncanville features four-star offensive tackle Savion Byrd, four-star Alabama linebacker commit Kendrick Blackshire, four-star defensive end Omari Abor, four-star offensive tackle Jaylen Early, four-star offensive lineman Cameron Williams, Baylor wide receiver commit Roderick Daniels, 


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