Top Class of 2022 Georgia high school football players

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Year-in and year-out, college football programs descend upon Georgia for some of the best talent in the nation.

The Class of 2022 is deep and the Class of 2023 will also be special with the overall No. 1 recruit in the nation.

Georgia’s No. 1 overall recruit, according to the latest 247sports.com Composite Rankings, is Travis Hunter of Collins Hill. He’s considered the No. 2 overall recruit in the nation. Hunter had an outstanding junior season on both sides of the ball.

Hunter probably made more headlines for his pass catching abilities. The 5-star recruit broke Gwinnett County’s single-season record for catches, receiving yards and touchdowns. Hunter finished with 137 catches for 1,746 yards with 24 touchdowns.

Hunter, who’s given his verbal to Florida State, is expected to play cornerback in college. On defense in 2020, he nabbed eight interceptions, which was one more than he did during his sophomore season. He also racked-up 51 tackles last year.

Hunter is one of two Collins Hill players in the Top 50 in the Class of 2022.

Throwing the ball to Hunter again this year will be quarterback Sam Horn, the No. 9 prospect in the state. In 2020, the future Missouri Tiger completed 361 of 552 passes for 3,910 yards and 41 touchdowns. 

Last year, Hunter and Horn led Collins Hill to a runner-up finish in Class 7A and a No. 116 ranking in the High School Football America national rankings powered by NFL Play Football, the NFL’s initiative to provide fun and engaging experience for players of all ages and skill levels.

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The state’s No. 2 prospect, Malaki Starks, is another dazzler, no matter the position he plays. During his time at Jefferson, the No. 21 overall recruit in the nation has been a receiver, a running back, a free safety and a kick returner.

Last year, Starks added quarterback to his resume, leading Jefferson to the Georgia AAAA championship game. While the Dragons lost to Marist in the state title game, Starks proved why his considered one of the best athletes in the nation.

The future Georgia Bulldog ran for 1,537 yards and 24 touchdowns to go along with 11 passing touchdowns. As a defensive back, Starks made 41 tackles with two interceptions.

AAA Cedar Grove, winner of three of the state’s last five state championships, is loaded with talent. The Saints have the most players in the Class of ’22 Top 50.

Defensive lineman Christian Miller leads the way at No. 14. Georgia Tech-bound wide receiver Janiran Bonner is the No. 22 ranked prospect in the state. The third player in the Top 50 is running back Rashod Dubinion, who has given his verbal to Arkansas where former Cedar Grove head coach Jimmy Smith is now the running backs coach.

In the Class of ’23, Cedar Grove has linebacker Raul Aguirre, who is ranked No. 11 in the state.

At the top of the junior-to-be class is Milton defensive lineman Lebbeus “LT” Overton, who is ranked as the country’s overall No. 1 recruit. The 6-foot-5, 250-pound Overton is coming off a sophomore season in which he recorded 70 tackles with 21.5 sacks and six forced fumbles.

During his freshman year at Bessemer Academy in Alabama, Overton recorded 105 tackles, 42 tackles for loss, 19 sacks and 13 quarterback hurries. 

247Sports.com Composite Rankings Georgia Class of 2022

No. 1 Travis Hunter, CB – Collins Hill – Florida State

No. 2 Malaki Starks, ATH – Jefferson – Georgia

No. 3 Mykel Williams, DL – Hardaway – USC

No. 4 Deyon Bouie, ATH – Bainbridge – Uncommitted

No. 5 Gunner Stockton, QB – Rabun County – Georgia

No. 6 Tyre West, DL – Tift County – Georgia

No. 7 Jack Johnson, TE – Oconee Couonty – LSU

No. 8 Oscar Delp, TE – West Forsyth – Uncommitted

No. 9 Sam Horn, QB – Collins Hill – Missouri

No. 10 Marquis Groves-Killebrew, CB – Brookwood – Georgia

No. 11 Elijah Pritchett, OT – Carver Columbus – Uncommitted

No. 12 Addison Nichols, IOL – Greater Atlanta Christian – Uncommitted

No. 13 Kojo Antwi, WR – Lambert – Uncommitted

No. 14 Christen Miller, DL – Cedar Grove – Uncommitted

No. 15 C.J. Washington, LB – Cedartown – Georgia

No. 16 Jaron Willis, LB – Lee County – Georgia Tech

No. 17 JaDarian Rhym, CB – Valdosta – LSU

No. 18 Jacurri Brown, QB – Lowndes – Miami (Florida)

No. 19 Daniel Martin, LB – Marietta – Uncommitted

No. 20 De’Nylon Morrissette, WR – North Cobb – Georgia

No. 21 Holden Geriner, QB – Benedictine – Auburn

No. 22 Janiran Bonner, WR – Cedar Grove – Georgia Tech

No. 23 MJ Morris, QB – Carrollton – North Carolina Stat

No. 24 Holden Staes, TE – Westminster – Notre Dame

No. 25 Samuel Mbake, WR – North Cobb – Uncommitted

No. 26 Antonio Martin, RB – Langston Hughes – Georgia Tech

No. 27 Damari Alston, RB – Woodward Academy – Uncommitted

No. 28 Jamie Felix, RB – Camden County – Uncommitted

No. 29 Darris Smith, EDGE – Appling County – Georgia

No. 30 Qae’shon Sapp, OT – Lee County – Uncommitted

No. 31 Isaiah Bond, ATH – Buford – Florida

No. 32 Bennett Christian, TE – Allatoona – Ohio State

No. 33 Emory Floyd, S – Hillgrove – Uncommitted

No. 34 Rashod Dubinion, ATH – Cedar Grove – Arkansas

No. 35 Marcus Allen, CB – Walton – Uncommitted

No. 36 Nick Cull, CB – Seminole County – Uncommitted

No. 37 Dayne Shor, OT – King’s Ridge Christian – Uncommitted

No. 38 Jake Pope, S – Buford – Uncommitted

No. 39 Donovan Westmoreland, LB – Griffin – South Carolina

No. 40 Joshua White, DL – Cedar Grove – Uncommitted

No. 41 Tajh Sanders, WR – Valdosta – Uncommitted

No. 42 Rodney Hill, ATH – Bulloch Academy – Florida State

No. 43 EJ Lightsey, LB – Fitzgerald – Uncommitted

No. 44 Justin Williams, RB – East Paulding – Uncommitted

No. 45 Tyler Gibson, OT – Johns Creek – Uncommitted

No. 46 Darren Agu, EDGE – Rabun Gap Nacoochee School – Notre Dame

No. 47 Dainsus Miller, CB – Creekside – Uncommited

No. 48 Adarrius Harshaw, WR – Cherokee – Uncommitted

No. 49 Andre Stewart, CB – North Cobb – Kentucky

No. 50 Jack Nickel, TE – Milton – Uncommitted

247Sports.com Composite Rankings Georgia Class of 2023

No. 1 Lebbeus Overton, DL – Milton – Uncommitted

No. 2 Vic Burley, DL – Warner Robins – Uncommitted

No. 3 Caleb Downs, S – Mill Creek – Uncommitted

No. 4 Dylan Lonergan, QB – Brookwood – Uncommitted

No. 5 Justice Haynes, RB – Blessed Trinity – Uncommitted

No. 6 Bo Hughley, OT – Langston Hughes – Uncommitted

No. 7 Terrance Love, S – Langston Hughes – Uncommitted

No. 8 Avieon Terrell, CB – Westlake – Uncommitted

No. 9 Gabriel Harris, DL – Thomas County Central – Uncommitted

No. 10 Zavion Hardy, DL – Tattnall Square Academy – Uncommitted

No. 11 Raul Aguirre, LB – Cedar Grove – Uncommitted

No. 12 Ethan Nation, CB – Roswell – Uncommitted

No. 13 Johnny Williams IV, OT – Northeast (Macon) – Uncommitted

No. 14 Ethan Davis, TE – Collins Hill – 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.