Top high school football player in all 50 states

Zack Poff | MaxPreps.com Monday, August 3, 2020 3:00pm

Caleb Williams, Korey Foreman, Dematrius Davis, Emeka Egbuka headline standouts across the country.

This year's high school football season certainly will look unlike anything we've ever seen. While some states are set to kickoff this month, beginning with Utah on Aug. 13, others won't start until March. Despite a ton of uncertainty surrounding this season we now take a look at the best player in all 50 states.

Some players have already said they intend to sit out in the spring. However, we've included them choosing not to exclude them from something out of their control.

Some notable selections topping the list include Centennial's (Corona, Calif.) 5-star defensive end Korey Foreman, 2021 Oklahoma commit Caleb Williams, 2021 Georgia commit Brock Vandagriff, Terrebonne's (Houma, La.) 5-star defensive tackle Maason Smith, 2021 Auburn commit Dematrius Davis and Emeka Egbuka, the reigning MaxPreps Junior of the Year.
Graphic by Ryan Escobar
Alabama
DE | 6-2 | 235 | Class of 2022
The Alabama pledge led the Warriors to their first state title since 1982. He had a team-high in tackles (119), sacks (9) and tackles for loss (25). Alexander and the defending 7A champs open the season Aug. 22 against Oxford, the reigning 6A champs.

Alaska
TE/DE | 6-0 | 235 | Class of 2021
Was a first-team selection on the Division 1 all-state squad and made an impact on both sides of the ball.



Arizona
QB | 6-4 | 215 | Class of 2021
The 2021 Oregon commit threw for over 4,000 yards and 45 touchdowns while leading the Wildcats to a 5A state championship. The top-rated recruit in Arizona also had an impressive showing at the Elite 11 Finals earlier this summer. 

Arkansas
CB | 6-0 | 175 | Class of 2021
Checks in as the top-rated player in the state on 247Sports composite rankings and the future Aggie is a big-time playmaker on both sides of the ball.

California
DE | 6-4 | 265 | Class of 2021
The No. 1 rated player in the country announced on Twitter he plans to skip his senior season and enroll in college early after the CIF moved football to the spring.

Colorado
RB | 5-11 | 175 | Class of 2022
Became the first player from the Colorado power to rush for over 1,500 yards in a season since Christian McCaffrey in 2013. Checks in as the No. 2 running back in the Class of 2022 and top-rated player in the state.

Connecticut
QB | 6-1 | 180 | Class of 2021
Named the Connecticut Gatorade Football Player of the Year. The first junior to win the state award since 2013. Led the Cadets to an undefeated season and Class L championship throwing for over 2,200 yards and 36 touchdowns.

Delaware
QB | 5-10 | 180 | Class of 2021
Threw for nearly 2,500 yards and 31 touchdowns for the No. 1 team in the state. Was named the Delaware Gatorade Football Player of the Year.

District of Columbia
QB | 6-2 | 209 | Class of 2021
The top-rated quarterback in the country has been playing at a high level since his freshman campaign. The Washington Catholic Athletic Conference announced last week they are moving football to the spring and the future Sooner has not yet announced his plans.

Florida
S | 6-5 | 218 | Class of 2021
Checks in as the No. 1 safety and top player in Florida on 247Sports composite rankings. The recent Miami commit racked up 62 tackles and six interceptions last year at Western (Davie, Fla.).



Georgia
QB | 6-3 | 205 | Class of 2021
The Georgia pledge has thrown for over 5,600 yards and 59 touchdowns over the last two seasons. The 5-star quarterback also has nearly 1,500 yards rushing and 29 more scores during that span. The Georgia High School Association announced July 20 it is pushing the first games back two weeks to Sept. 4.

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Hawaii
LB | 6-1 | 210 | Class of 2021
Played a key role for the four-time defending state champs as a junior and expect an even bigger senior campaign. 

Idaho
QB | 6-1 | 185 | Class of 2021
Threw for over 3,700 yards and 32 touchdowns for the 5A runner-up. The Idaho High School Activities Association is moving forward with the fall season as planned with the first games beginning Aug. 28.

Illinois
QB | 5-11.5 | 200 | Class of 2021
The Missouri commit became the second player in state history to account for at least 5,000 yards of total offense in a season. Illinois announced last week it was moving football to the spring and Macon has yet to announce his plans.
Tyler Macon, East St. Louis
File photo by Chris Johns
Tyler Macon, East St. Louis
Indiana
OT | 6-5.5 | 336 | Class of 2021
The Notre Dame pledge is the top-rated player in the state and one of the best offensive linemen in the country.

Iowa
TE | 6-5 | 225 | Class of 2021
Checks in as the No. 1 tight end on 247Sports and the state's top-rated player.

Kansas
ATH | 6-5 | 222 | Class of 2022
One of the top players overall in the Class of 2022. Landed over 30 FBS offers with a chance to be one of the best from the Sunflower State.

Kentucky
S | 6-2 | 180 | Class of 2021
The future Buckeye gets it done at a high level on both sides of the ball.

Louisiana
DT | 6-5 | 316 | Class of 2021
The top-rated player in the state had 10 sacks and 24 tackles for loss last season.

Maine
QB | 5-11 | 165 | Class of 2021
Led the Hornets to an undefeated season and a spot at No. 1 in the state. Accounted for over 2,500 yards of total offense and 30 touchdowns while leading Leavitt to its first state title since 2013. He's also one of the top basketball players in the state.

Maryland
OT | 6-6 | 300 | Class of 2021
The Penn State commit played a huge role for the WCAC champs last season. As good as any offensive lineman in the country. Tengwall is in the same position as Williams and will have to make a decision on his future.

Massachusetts
TE | 6-4 | 222 | Class of 2021
The future Wolverine is one of the top tight ends in the country and makes an impact on the other side of the ball.

Michigan
RB | 5-11 | 190 | Class of 2021
The No. 3 rated running back on 247Sports composite rankings had over 2,000 yards of total offense and 25 touchdowns in 2019.

Minnesota
OT | 6-7 | 270 | Class of 2021
The Wisconsin pledge is the No. 1 rated player in the state and one of the most athletic offensive lineman. Played some tight end last season and also made an impact on defense.



Mississippi
QB | 6-2 | 205 | Class of 2021
Named the Mississippi Gatorade Football Player of the Year after throwing for over 3,700 yards and 41 touchdowns. Added another 400-plus yards rushing and four more scores while leading the Tartars to their second state title in the last three years.

Missouri
CB | 6-1 | 175 | Class of 2021
The 2021 Ohio State commit had seven interceptions in 2019 for the No. 1 team in the state and Class 6 champs.

Montana
ATH | 6-0 | 231 | Class of 2021
Was an impact player on both sides of the ball for the AA state champs. Accounted for 14 touchdowns on offense while racking up 94 tackles, 15.5 sacks and 41 tackles for loss on defense.

Nebraska
CB | 6-0 | 165 | Class of 2021
Checks in as the top-rated player in the state and is the No. 8 rated cornerback in the Class of 2021 on 247Sports composite rankings.

Nevada
LB | 6-5 | 220 | Class of 2022
The Gaels have produced some big-time players over the last decade and Moss is on track to be the next great from the Las Vegas power. Nevada announced it will play a six-game season in the spring.

New Hampshire
RB | 5-11 | 195 | Class of 2021
Averaged more than 11 yards per carry and rushed for over 1,400 yards and 22 touchdowns. Was named the New Hampshire Gatorade Football Player of the Year in 2019.

New Jersey
DT | 6-3 | 300 | Class of 2021
The top prospect in the state is one of the most physically gifted players in the game. He's also a standout baseball player and could play both in college.

New Mexico
DE | 6-3 | 250 | Class of 2021
The top-rated prospect in New Mexico was named to the first team 5A all-state team as a junior after racking up 13 tackles for loss and nine sacks. He committed to UCLA in May.

New York
RB | 5-9 | 175 | Class of 2021
The 2021 Oregon commit is one of the top running backs in the country. He missed his junior season because of transfer rules and if New York plays football this fall expect a huge senior campaign for the 4-star playmaker.

North Carolina
RB | 5-11 | 198 | Class of 2021
The reigning North Carolina Gatorade Football Player of the Year had a monster season for the 3AA state champs. Rushed for over 2,000 yards and 30 touchdowns. The Clemson commit also led the team in receiving with 582 yards and eight more scores.



North Dakota
OT | 6-5 | 270 | Class of 2021
One of the leaders on the offensive line for the AAA state champs. Helped the Patriots to an undefeated season and has offers from Stanford, Arizona State, Minnesota, Kansas State and a handful of other schools.

Ohio
DE | 6-5 | 250 | Class of 2021
Had 16.5 sacks last season and the Ohio State commit accounted for 15 touchdowns on offense while also playing quarterback in 2019.
Jack Sawyer, Pickerington North
File photo by Scott Reed
Jack Sawyer, Pickerington North
Oklahoma
DE | 6-4 | 240 | Class of 2021
The future Oklahoma Sooner had 81 tackles and eight sacks on defense while accounting for nearly 1,000 yards of total offense and 13 touchdowns last season.

Oregon
RB | 5-9 | 185 | Class of 2021
Rushed for over 2,400 yards and 27 touchdowns last season. The Oregon State commit had over 200 yards rushing in eight of 10 games.

Pennsylvania
QB | 6-3 | 215 | Class of 2021
Has been named to the All-American First Team the last two years on the sophomore and junior squads. The 2021 Ohio State commit checks in as the No. 3 pro-style quarterback in the country.

Rhode Island
DE | 6-5 | 245 | Class of 2021
Was a first-team selection on the Providence Journal all-state football squad and is one of the most gifted edge rusher in the country. Committed to Notre Dame in May.

South Carolina
DE | 6-5 | 250 | Class of 2021
The Florida pledge still hasn't come close to reaching his full potential, which is scary for opposing offensive linemen. He's one of the most explosive edge rushers in the country and helped lead Sumter to a 10-1 record in 2019.



South Dakota
LB | 6-3 | 185 | Class of 2021
The Nebraska commit is the No. 1 recruit from South Dakota and was a first team all-state selection at linebacker.

Tennessee
TE | 6-5 | 215 | Class of 2021
The Clemson commit had nearly 1,000 yards receiving and nine touchdowns last year for the runner-ups in 6A.

Texas
QB | 5-11 | 200 | Class of 2021
Davis is the first quarterback since Kyler Murray to lead his school to back-to-back state titles in Texas' largest classification. The Auburn pledge has thrown for over 6,000 yards and rushed for nearly 2,000 more to go with 103 total touchdowns over the last two years.

Utah
OT | 6-5 | 280 | Class of 2021
The top-rated player in the state and, if he ends next year at No. 1 in Utah, would be the third-straight player from Orem joining Puka Nacua in 2019 and Noah Sewell in 2020.

Vermont
WR | 6-1 | 175 | Class of 2021
Was selected by the coaches on the all-state first team and is also one of the best lacrosse players in Vermont.

Virginia
RB | 5-11 | 195 | Class of 2021
The Virginia Gatorade Football Player of the Year rushed for nearly 2,500 yards and 45 touchdowns last season. The 5-star checks in as the No. 1 running back on 247Sports. After Virginia moved football to the spring he announced he will skip his senior season and enroll in January at Ohio State.

Washington
ATH | 6-1 | 190 | Class of 2021
Named the MaxPreps Junior of the Year after accounting for over 2,200 total yards and 35 touchdowns. Added eight interceptions on defense and helped lead the Sentinels to their first state title game appearance in school history. Washington moved football to the spring and the No. 1 rated wide receiver still hasn't announced his plans.

West Virginia
OT | 6-6 | 275 | Class of 2021
The future Mountaineer checks in as the top-rated player in the state.



Wisconsin
RB | 5-11 | 180 | Class of 2021
Was the best player on the best team in the state last year. Awarded the Wisconsin Gatorade Football Player of the Year after rushing for over 1,500 yards and 22 touchdowns while leading the Warriors to an undefeated season and Division 1 state title.

Wyoming
QB | 6-2 | 200 | Class of 2021
Had one of the best single seasons at quarterback in Wyoming history. Was named the 4A offensive Player of the Year after throwing for 2,975 yards and 35 touchdowns. It was the second most passing yards in a season in state history.