Video: Top high school football player in each state
Korey Foreman, Dematrius Davis lead list of featured players.
Earlier this month we took a look at the best boys
basketball player in each state and now it is time to zone in on football getting ready for next season.
The Class of 2020 was one of the best classes in recent history but high school football is still in good hands with a bunch of big-time players last year's junior and sophomore classes.
Some notable players include Clemson commit Korey Foreman, 5-star quarterback Caleb Williams, Georgia commit Brock Vandagriff, Michigan pledge J.J. McCarthy, 5-star defensive tackle Maason Smith, Virginia Tech commit Dematrius Davis and Emeka Egbuka, the reigning MaxPreps Junior of the Year.
Top high school football player in all 50 states
DE | 6-2 | 222 | 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).
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.
DE/OLB | 6-1 | 234 | Class of 2021
Finished last season with 16 sacks and 25 tackles for loss. Played a pivotal role for the Open Division state champs and the No. 10 team in the country.
RB | 5-9 | 175 | Class of 2022
One of the most well-rounded players in the state. Rushed for 1,300 yards and 16 touchdowns averaging more than 10 yards per carry. Added nearly 1,000 yards receiving and five scores to go with four kickoff return touchdowns.
DE | 6-4 | 265 | Class of 2021
The Clemson commit is the No. 1 rated player overall on 247Sports composite rankings. He will be the next great defensive player from the Inland Empire power, joining the likes of Drake Jackson
, Vontaze Burfict
and Will Sutton
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
did in 2013. Checks in as the No. 4 running back in the Class of 2022 on 247Sports.
QB | 6-1 | 180 | Class of 2021
QB | 5-10 | 180 | Class of 2021
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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. Has been a first team selection on the Junior and Sophomore All-American squads the past two seasons.
S | 6-5 | 218 | Class of 2021
Checks in as the No. 1 safety and top player in Florida on 247Sports composite rankings. Racked up 62 tackles and six interceptions last year at Western (Davie, Fla.).
QB | 6-2 | 199 | 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.
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.
QB | 6-1 | 185 | Class of 2021
Threw for over 3,700 yards and 32 touchdowns for the 5A runner-up. In the 57-56 double-overtime championship loss against Rigby, he threw for 365 yards and five touchdowns while adding another score on the ground.
QB | 6-2 | 195 | Class of 2021
The Michigan commit has over 6,000 yards passing and 71 touchdowns over the last two seasons. The Roadrunners won the 7A state title during his sophomore year with a runner-up finish in 2019.
OT | 6-5 | 336 | Class of 2021
The Notre Dame pledge is the top rated player in the state and one of the best offensive lineman in the country.
TE | 6-4.5 | 218 | Class of 2021
Checks in as the No. 1 tight end on 247Sports and the state's top-rated player.
ATH | 6-4 | 210 | Class of 2022
One of the best overall players in the Class of 2022. Has already landed over 30 FBS offers with a chance to be one of the best from Kansas.
RB | 5-9 | 165 | Class of 2022
Rushed for over 1,200 yards and accounted for 26 touchdowns while helping the Shamrocks to a state title in Kentucky's largest classification.
DT | 6-5 | 316 | Class of 2021
The top-rated player in the state had 10 sacks and 24 tackles for loss last season.
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. Hathaway is also one of the top basketball players in the state.
OT | 6-6 | 300 | Class of 2021
The recent Penn State commit played a huge role for the WCAC champs last season. As good as any offensive lineman in the country.
TE | 6-4 | 222 | Class of 2021
One of the top tight end prospects in the game is a big-time playmaker on both sides of the ball.
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.
OT | 6-7 | 270 | Class of 2021
The Wisconsin pledge is the No. 1 rated player in the state and is one of the most athletic offensive lineman. Played a lot at tight end last season and made an impact on defense, too.
QB | 6-1 | 180 | 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.
CB | 6-0 | 168 | 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.
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.
CB | 6-0 | 165 | Class of 2021
One of the top defensive backs in the country and a Top 100 player overall from the Class of 2021.
LB | 6-5 | 200 | 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.
RB | 5-11 | 195 | Class of 2021
DT | 6-3 | 300 | Class of 2021
Checks in as the top rated prospect in the state and is one of the most physically gifted players in high school football. He is also a standout baseball player and could play both sports in college.
DE | 6-3 | 255 | 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.
DE | 6-4 | 215 | Class of 2021
One of the most gifted edge rushers in the nation and is the No. 1 rated player from the Empire State.
RB | 5-11 | 198 | Class of 2021
OT | 6-5 | 260 | Class of 2021
One of the leaders on the offensive line for the AAA state champs. Helped Patriots to an undefeated season and has landed offers from Central Michigan, Northern Iowa and Western Kentucky over the last three weeks.
DE | 6-5 | 220 | Class of 2021
Had 16.5 sacks last season and the Ohio State commit accounted for 15 touchdowns on offense while playing quarterback in 2019.
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.
RB | 5-9 | 185 | Class of 2021
Rushed for over 2,400 yards and 27 touchdowns last season. Had over 200 yards rushing in eight of 10 games and had a career night rushing for 423 yards and five touchdowns in a 50-14 win over Century (Hillsboro).
QB | 6-3 | 204 | 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 is one of the top quarterbacks in the country.
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. Already has offers from Notre Dame, Penn State, Michigan, Tennessee and 15 other FBS programs.
DE | 6-5 | 250 | Class of 2021
The Florida pledge still hasn't come close to reaching his full potential. He's one of the most explosive edge rushers in the country and helped lead Sumter to a 10-1 record in 2019.
LB | 6-3 | 185 | Class of 2021
The Nebraska commit is a Top 100 player in the Class of 2021 on 247Sports and is the No. 1 recruit from South Dakota. Was a first team all-state selection at linebacker on the 11AAA squad.
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.
QB | 5-11 | 190 | 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 Virginia Tech 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.
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
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.
RB | 5-11 | 195 | Class of 2021
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. He added eight interceptions on defense and helped lead the Sentinels to their first state title game appearance in school history.
CB | 6-2 | 180 | Class of 2021
One of the best cornerbacks in the country and checks in as the top recruit in the state. Already has offers from LSU, Georgia, Texas, Penn State, USC and 15 other Power 5 schools.
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.
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.