Posted On: 02/17/21 9:29 AM

With a little under one-third of our Class of 2022 rankings players coming from the Upstate, it is by far the most represented zone in all of South Carolina.

This tightly packed crop of talent is vast. Needless to say, we’re going to need a few entries to get to them all.

Over the course of a week, we will break down every single one of the players from this ultra-rich zone, one we expect top-flight production from next fall.

Malik HarperMalikHarper6'0" | LBBoiling Springs | 2022StateSC

School: Boiling Springs

Position: Linebacker

Analysis: Harper is strong enough - even at 6-feet and 190 pounds - to frequently line up with both hands on the ground along the interior of the line. It’s a nice complement to his tackling prowess.

Griffin BattGriffinBatt6'2" | DLDW Daniel | 2022StateSC

School: Daniel

Position: Defensive line

Analysis: The 6-foot-2, 220-pound end is a powerful edge rusher who abused opposing tackles all season. He had 16 tackles for loss and seven sacks in 10 games for the Class 3A champs.

Bryce HambyBryceHamby5'10" | DBSeneca | 2022StateSC

School: Seneca

Position: Defensive back

Analysis: Hamby has a nose for the football, whether he is at corner or the free safety spot. He broke up seven passes

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