Class of ’22 & ’23 Top Florida high school football players

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It shouldn’t came as a surprise to anyone that there is a ton of high school football talent in Florida. And, it shouldn’t shock anyone that defending national champ IMG Academy is once again loaded with talent, but most of it comes from outside of the Sunshine State.

IMG, which is ranked No. 5 in the Preseason 2021 High School Football America 100 powered by NFL Play Football, the NFL’s initiative to provide fun and engaging experience for players of all ages and skill levels, has 13 players in the Top 100 of the 247Sports.com Composite Rankings for the Class of 2022.

Related: Preseason 2021 High School Football America 100

The Ascenders’ top-ranked recruit is safety Kamari Wilson is one of the few Floridians on the team’s roster. Wilson is expected to give his verbal to the Georgia Bulldogs in the very near future. He is a five-star recruit ranked No. 4 in the state. Wilson transferred to IMG from Fort Pierce Westwood.

IMG also has the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2023. Offensive tackle Francis Mauigoa is a 5-star prospect with 21 college scholarship offers.

In all, IMG has four of the Top 10 juniors-to-be.

Starting the season one spot in-front of IMG in the national rankings is defending 7A state champ St. Thomas Aquinas. The No. 4 ranked Raiders will be lead by quarterback Zion Turner, who is ranked as the No. 73 prospect in the state.

Turner, who has 12 college scholarship offers, will be looking to lead his school to a third straight state championship.

Running back Anthony Hankerson will also be looking for a third ring. The 3-star back ran for 1,178 yards, according to MaxPreps, in just nine games last year. He scored 14 rushing touchdowns. He also caught four passes, two for touchdowns.

Offensive tackle Julian Armella is the Raiders top-ranked recruit at No. 16.

Preseason No. 18 American Heritage from Plantation and No. 22 Miami Central are also well stocked with talent.

Central has six players in the Top 100, led by uncommitted linebacker Wesley Bissainthe at No. 20.

AH has four players in the Top 100 with defensive lineman Marvin Jones, Jr. the highest ranked at No. 7.

The state’s No. 1 overall recruit in the composite rankings is defensive lineman Gabriel Brownlow-Dindy of Lakeland. Brownlow-Dindy is being pursued by all of the top college teams. The 5-star recruit currently has 23 offers.

247Sports.com Composite Rankings Florida Class of 2022

Rank, Name, Position, High School, College Verbal Commitment

No. 1 Gabriel Brownlow-Dindy, DL – Lakeland – Uncommitted

No. 2 Shemar Stewart, DL – Monsignor Pace – Uncommitted

No. 3 Jaheim Singletary, CB – Riverside (formerly Robert E. Lee, Jacksonville) – Ohio State

No. 4 Kamari Wilson, S – IMG Academy – Uncommitted

No. 5 Sam McCall, ATH – Lake Gibson – Florida State

No. 6 Daylen Everette, CB – IMG Academy – Clemson

No. 7 Marvin Jones, Jr., DL – American Heritage (Plantation) – Uncommitted

No. 8 Tyler Booker, OT – IMG Academy – Alabama

No. 9 Keon Sabb, ATH – IMG Academy – Clemson

No. 10 Kenyatta Jackson, EDGE – Chaminade-Madonna – Uncommitted

No. 11 AJ Duffy, QB – IMG Academy – Florida State

No. 12 Nyjalik Kelly, DL – Dillard – Uncommitted

No. 13 Earl Little, Jr., CB – American Heritage (Plantation) – Uncommitted

No. 14 Jihaad Campbell, EDGE – IMG Academy – Clemson

No. 15 Azareyeh Thomas, ATH – Niceville – Uncommitted

No. 16 Julian Armella, OT – St. Thomas Aquinas – Uncommitted

No. 17 Drew Shelton, OT – IMG Academy – Uncommitted

No. 18 Kaytron, RB – IMG Academy – Uncommitted

No. 19 Jayden Gibson, WR – West Orange – Uncommitted

No. 20 Wesley Bissainthe, LB – Miami Central – Uncommitted

No. 21 Trevell Mullen, CB – Coconut Creek – Indiana

No. 22 Dominick James, DL – IMG Academy – Uncommitted

No. 23 Terrance Gibbs, RB – Winter Park – Uncommitted

No. 24 DeMario Tolan, LB – Dr. Phillips – LSU

No. 25 Tony Livingston, OT – King (Tampa) – Florida

No. 26 Chandler Smith, WR – Bishop Moore – Florida

No. 27 Dante Anderson, EDGE – Homestead – Uncommitted

No. 28 Markeith Wiliiams, S – Evans – Uncommitted

No. 29 Jacolby Spells, CB – American Heritage (Plantation) – West Virginia

No. 30 Tre Donaldson, S – Florida State Univ. HS – Uncommitted

No. 31 Alfonzo Allen, S – Miami Central – Arizona State

No. 32 Cam Miller, CB – Fernadina Beach – Uncommitted

No. 33 Chris Graves, ATH – Bishop Verot – Miami (Florida)

No. 34 Nikai Martinez, CB – Apopka – Central Florida

No. 35 Mario Eugenio, EDGE – Gaither – Michigan

No. 36 Travious Lathan, LB – Gulliver Prep – Uncommitted

No. 37 Amarion Brown, WR – Martin County – Rutgers

No. 38 JaCorey Thomas, ATH – Boone – Georgia

No. 39 Greg Gaines, WR – Tampa Bay Tech – Iowa State

No. 40 Erriyon Knighton, WR – Hillsborough – Uncommitted

No. 41 Brandon Cleveland, DL – Carrollwood Day – North Carolina State

No. 42 Zane Durant, DL – Lake Nona – Penn State

No. 43 Jamari Lyons, DL – Viera – Florida

No. 44 Jaylin Marshall, S – Miami Central – Arizona State

No. 45 Aliou Bah, OT – IMG Academy – Florida State

No. 46 Ryan Turner, CB – Chaminade-Madonna – Ohio State

No. 47 Trent Ramsey, OT – East Lake – Uncommitted

No. 48 Edric Weldon, S – Miami Central – Uncommitted

No. 49 Matthew McDoom, ATH – West Oragne – Coastal Carolina

No. 50 Daniel Lyons, DL – Homestead – Uncommitted

No. 51 Syveion Ellis, WR – Miami Edison – Uncommitted

No. 52 Mason Taylor, TE – St. Thomas Aquinas – Uncommitted

No. 53 Amari Niblack, ATH – Lakewood – Alabama

No 54 Richard Thomas, DL – American Heritage (Plantation) – Indiana

No. 55 Kye Stokes, ATH – Armwood – Ohio State

No. 56 Keahnist Thompson, DL – Lakeland – Central Florida

No. 57 Davin Moore, S – Naples – Notre Dame

No. 58 Anthony Rose, S – Miami Central – South Carolina

No. 59 Trevon Howard, S – IMG Academy – Northwestern

No. 60 Tajh Sanders, WR – Munroe Day School – Uncommitted

No. 61 Austin Firestone, OT – Niceville – Northwestern

No. 62 Devaughn Mortimer, WR – Dillard – Florida State

No. 63 Aaron Hester, EDGE – Fletcher – Florida State

No. 64 Daughtry Richardson, OT – Miami Central – Florida State

No. 65 Bishop Thomas, DL – Bishop Moore – Florida State

No. 66 Melvin Jordan, LB – Calvary Christian – Oregon State

No. 67 Jaziun Patterson, RB – Deerfield Beach – Uncommitted

No. 68 Francois Nolton, DL – Miami Edison – Florida

No. 69 Shawn Miller, WR – IMG Academy – Illinois

No. 70 Anthony Hankerson, RB – St. Thomas Aquinas – Uncommitted

No. 71 Venson Sneed, DL – Winter Park – Tennessee

No. 72 Jaylon Glover, RB – Lake Gibson – Uncommitted

No. 73 Zion Turner, QB – St. Thomas Aquinas – Uncommitted

No. 74 Ja’Cari Henderson, CB – Seminole (Sanford) – Uncommitted

No. 75 Leyton Nelson, OT – Boone – Uncommitted

No. 76 Hayden Schwartz, DL – The Bolles School – Nebraska

No. 77 Omar Graham, Jr., LB – Stranahan – Florida State

No. 78 Micah Pollard, LB – Bartram Trail – Michigan

No. 79 JyVonte McClendon, S – Lake Gibson – South Carolina

No. 80 James Monds III, CB – Vero Beach – Indiana

No. 81 Brian Dilworth, CB – Chaminade-Madonna – Uncommitted

No. 82 Camden Brown, WR – St. Thomas Aquinas – Pittsburgh

No, 83 Nick Campbell, DL – Lake Minneola – North Carolina State

No, 84 Victory Jones, Jr, WR – Olympia – Nebraska

No. 85 Demari Hendereson, S – Seminole (Sanford) – Uncommitted

No. 86 Nasir Bowers, CB – Lakeland – Toledo

No, 87 Isaiah Hastings, DL – Clearwater Academy International – Uncommitted

No, 88 R Mason Thomas, EDGE – Cardinal Gibbons – Iowa State

No. 89 Aric Burton, EDGE – Clearwater Academy International – West Virginia

No. 90 Jordan Phillips, DL – Ocoee – Tennessee

No. 91 Isaiah Gordon, ATH – Mainland – Marshall

No. 92 Jeremiah, IOL – Kathleen – Uncommitted

No. 93 Dylan Lopez, IOL – IMG Academy – Oregon State

No. 94 Kajuan Banks, S – Godby – South Carolina

No. 95 Quincy Burroughs, WR – Raines – Cincinnati

No. 96 Jamarrien Burt, ATH – Forest – Florida

No. 97 Jamaal Whyce, DL – Florida Christian – South Carolina

No. 98 Jullian Lewis, WR – Western – Uncommitted

No. 99 Quan Lee, WR – Buchholz – Uncommitted

No. 100 CJ Hawkins, TE – Berkeley Prep – Florida

247Sports.com Composite Rankings Florida Class of 2023

Rank, Name, Position, High School, College Verbal Commitment

No. 1 Francis Mauigoa, OT – IMG Academy – Uncommitted

No. 2 Brandon Inniss, WR – American Heritage (Plantation) – Uncommitted

No. 3 Malik Bryant, EDGE – IMG Academy – Uncommitted

No. 4 Samuel M’Pemba, ATH – IMG Academy – Uncommitted

No. 5 Richard Young, RB – Lehigh Sr. – Uncommitted

No. 6 Cormani McClain, CB – Lake Gibson – Uncommitted

No. 7 Joenel Aguero, ATH – IMG Academy – Uncommitted

No. 8 Jalen Brown, WR – Gulliver Prep – Uncommitted

No. 9 Treyaun Webb, ATH – Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville) – Oklahoma

No. 10 Derrick LeBlanc, DL – Osceola – Uncommitted

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Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.