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.
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