IMG Academy 14-year old quarterback sensation Ryan Downes has bright future

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IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) has produced some of high school football's best over the last seven years. Ryan Downes might be the next big thing for the Ascenders.

Dylan Moses, Grant Delpit, Xavier Thomas, Trey Sanders, Kellen Mond, Bo Scarbrough, Nolan Smith, Evan Neal, Shea Patterson, Brendan Radley-Hiles and Cesar Ruiz are some of the notable names to play for the national power.

Now Downes is drawing the spotlight — as an eighth-grader.

The 6-foot-4, 200-pound quarterback played for IMG's varsity team last season as a 14-year-old and threw for 623 yards and six touchdowns while splitting time under center. ...

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