Posted On: 02/17/21 5:00 PM

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.

Malachi HillMalachiHill5'10" | RBWren | 2022StateSC

School: Wren

Position: Running back

Analysis: Along with backfield mate Zorian YoungZorianYoung5'7" | RBWren | 2022StateSC, Hill (554 yards, 11 touchdowns) was a huge part of an offense that deceptively runs the ball more effectively than opponents would believe.

Kamren JohnsonKamrenJohnson5'8" | RBTL Hanna | 2022StateSC

School: T.L. Hanna

Position: Running back

Analysis: A perfect example of a player maximizing the Wing-T, Johnson was second for the state runners ups last year in yards and touchdowns. He’ll have an increased role in 2021.

Ethan JacksonEthanJackson5'11" | LBPendleton | 2022StateSC

School: Pendleton

Position: Linebacker

Analysis: A fearless tackler with a decent wing span that helps his cause, Jackson has no issue stepping in on special teams to blow up a return. Even when Pendleton

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