South Carolina Class 5A Preseason Top Ten

The South Carolina Class 5A Top Ten has familiar faces at the top, including defending champion Dutch Fork a the top spot. Fort Dorchester lost a lot of talent but they return one of the state's top athletes at quarterback and will make a run as the lower state's top team.
 
Look for Dorman an Spartanburg to both make a strong push to compete with Dutch Fork while the sleeper in the class is Greenwood, who is listed on the "outside looking in" for the preseason rankings.
 
1 DUTCH FORK

2 FT DORCHESTER

3 WESTSIDE

4 SPARTANBURG

5 GAFFNEY

6 NORTHWESTERN

7 DORMAN

8 HILLCREST

9 BYRNES

10 WHITE KNOLL

Looking in BOILING SPRINGS, SPRING VALLEY, T.L. HANNA, GREENWOOD

About Jim Baxter

Jim Baxter is a former coach and nationally published recruiting analyst with more than three decades in the industry. He founded SCVarsity.com as one of the first high school sites on the Rivals.com Network, most recently with Yahoo Sports. He is the author of the best selling "The Book On Evaluating Football Players" and is the host of the South Carolina High School Scoreboard Show on 107.5 The Game. He has operated the oldest independently run combine, coached for the Nike Football Combines and Elite 11 since 1999. He has served in the past on the broadcast crew in both radio and TV for the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas, as well as the North-South All-Star game. He was a member of the coaching staff for the 2015 Max Emfinger All-American game.