South Carolina’s top high school football players from Class of 2022 and 2023

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The one word to describe the top Class of 2022 South Carolina high school football players, according to the 247Sports.com Composite Rankings, is undecided. Right now, only seven of the state’s top twenty-one players have made their verbal commitments.

Myrtle Beach wide receiver Adam Randall, the state’s No. 4 college football prospect, is the highest rated recruit with a verbal. Randall is staying in-state with the Clemson Tigers.

Last year, Randall caught 41 passes for 844 yards with nine touchdowns to help the Seahawks advance to the 4A state semifinals.

Look for Randall to have bigger numbers this year with quarterback Ryan Burger back for his senior season. The Appalachian State-commit threw for 2493 yards (138-for-192) with 23 touchdowns in 2020.

The state’s top-ranked recruit is cornerback Jeadyn Lukus of Mauldin, who has 25 scholarship offers. The 4-star recruit, who has been a starters since his sophomore season, is considered the sixth best cornerback in the nation.

Most expect Lukus stay in-state and commit to Clemson.

Linebacker Jaylen Sneed of Hilton Head is the No. 2 recruit in the state. His top five schools are Tennessee and Texas A&M from the SEC, and Notre Dame, Oklahoma, and Oregon from outside of the southeast.

Tight end Jaleel Skinner of Greer already holds 25 offers. In May, he listed Alabama, Arizona State, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Miami, Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas as his Top 10 choices.

Rounding-out the top five recruits is Dutch Fork wide receiver Antonio Williams, who led the defending five-time state champs with 51 catches last year. He averaged over 16 yards per catch with 8 receptions.

Related: Dutch Fork finishes No. 11 in 2020-21 High School Football America 100

Williams currently has 26 college scholarship offers.

Legendary head coach Tom Knotts will have plenty of weapons to throw to with Williams teaming-up with junior-to-be Devin Hyatt, who is the No. 2 overall recruit from the Class of ’23. Hyatt caught 13 balls last year, averaging 17.5 yards per catch.

Hyatt already has ten offers, including Alabama and Georgia.

247Sports.com Composite Rankings South Carolina Class of 2022

No. 1 Jeadyn Lukus, CB – Mauldin – Uncommittd

No. 2 Jaylen Sneed, LB – Hilton Head – Uncommitted

No. 3 Jaleel Skinner, TE – Greer – Uncommitted

No. 4 Adam Randall, WR – Myrtle Beach – Clemson

No. 5 Antonio Williams, WR – Dutch Fork – Uncommitted

No. 6 Collin Sadler, OT – Greenville – Clemson

No. 7 Nick Williams, OT – Fox Creek Charter – Uncommitted

No. 8 Drew Bobo, OT – Hammond School – Uncommitted

No. 9 CJ Stokes, RB – Hammond School – Michigan

No. 10 Eli Henderson, IOL – Byrnes – Arkansas

No. 11 Zan Dunham, QB – Chester – Uncommitted

No. 12 DJ Aiken, DL – Bluffton – Uncommitted

No. 13 Zack Chalmers, ATH – Newberry – Uncommitted

No. 14 EJ Evett, WR – Seneca – Uncommitted

No. 15 DeQuandre Smith, QB – Spring Valley – Uncommitted

No. 16 Deuce Caldwell, LB – Mauldin – North Carolina

No. 17 DJ Jackson, DL – Sumter – Uncommitted

No. 18 Chase Sweigart, OT – Chapin – Uncommitted

No. 19 Jahiem Lawson, DL – Daniel – Uncommitted

No. 20 Zayveon Wells, CB – Lakewood – Uncommitted

No. 21 Ryan Burger, QB – Myrtle Beach – Appalachian State

No. 22 Peter Zamora, QB – Westside – Marshall

247Sports.com Composite Rankings South Carolina Class of 2023

No. 1 Monroe Freeling, OT – Oceanside Collegiate – Uncommitted

No. 2 Devin Hyatt, WR – Dutch Fork – Uncommitted

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Jeff Fisher
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.