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Football previews begin, and Tuscola’s Jalen Quinn commits to Loyola

High School Sports Weekly
Good morning,
High school football is back – and so the High School Sports Weekly newsletter is back, too.
All the comforts of the normal routine have returned. I haven’t heard any complaints from players or coaches about the quick turnaround from the spring season. Everyone is just thankful that it looks like the season will start on schedule Aug. 27. 
The full preseason Super 25 will be revealed next week. We are currently counting down the top 10 teams and breaking down the top 10 players at each position. The top-ranked team may be a bit of a surprise to some fans … and it has a monster matchup in Week 1.
Check out the latest from our football previews and other coverage below.
Michael O'Brien, High School Sports Editor

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Brother Rice’s Jack Lausch (8) passes the ball against Loyola. Kirsten Stickney/For the Sun-Times
Brother Rice’s Jack Lausch (8) passes the ball against Loyola. Kirsten Stickney/For the Sun-Times
1. Kaden Cobb, Fenwick
The top-ranked quarterback in the state’s senior class will be leading what could be the most prolific passing game around. The 6-3, 180-pounder is committed to defending Mid-American Conference champ Ball State, and he has two D-I receivers to throw to: Eian Pugh (Illinois and Max Reese, who has Power Five offers from Arizona State and Kansas.
2. Dontrell Jackson, Marist
Another three-star prospect, Jackson is a consensus top-25 recruit in Illinois and top-75 QB in the nation. The son of the former Thornton standout and coach of the same name picked up his first D-I offer before his sophomore season and is headed for rising power Coastal Carolina.
3. Jack Lausch, Brother Rice
One of the state’s premier multisport athletes, Lausch will be a preferred walk-on for football and baseball at Notre Dame. He’s a two-time All-Catholic League quarterback and ranked as one of the top outfielders in the Midwest. The 6-3, 195-pounder also is an academic standout — he ranks No. 2 in his class.
More player rankings:
The top 10 receivers
The top 10 defensive players
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