Posted On: 02/18/21 8:30 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.

Chandler McMasterChandlerMcMaster6'3" | DLChrist Church | 2022StateSC

School: Christ Church

Position: Defensive line

Analysis: The 6-foot-3 defensive end/outside linebacker can disrupt a game in a hurry, as he proved last season when he piled up 64 total tackles and 14 tackles for loss in nine games.

Blake ShirleyBlakeShirley5'10" | LSEastside | 2022StateSC

School: Eastside

Position: Longsnapper

Analysis: While Shirley’s special teams skills may be his ticket to college football, his team-leading 92 total stops and 15 tackles for loss in 2020 show an added part of his game.

Ethan DugatEthanDugat6'4" | OLLandrum | 2022StateSC

School: Landrum

Position: Offensive line

Analysis: Dugat is already 6-foot-4, so the potential for another inch or two and a few more pounds have college recruiters dreaming of what his size could do

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