Posted On: 02/19/21 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.

Tyler SmithTylerSmith5'11" | RBGaffney | 2022StateSC

School: Gaffney

Position: Running back

Analysis: Smith went for a team-best 472 rushing yards last season while averaging 6.5 yards per carry. If he can keep that clip going next year, he could easily be a 1,000-yard back.

Judah McJimpseyJudahMcJimpsey6'2" | LBSpartanburg | 2022StateSC

School: Spartanburg

Position: Linebacker

Analysis: The 6-foot-2, 200 pounder has the type of physical tools that jump off his film, but what we really love about this middle linebacker is his ability to fight off blocks and get to the ball.

Chanc GambleChancGamble6'3" | WRSouthside | 2022StateSC

School: Southside

Position: Wide receiver

Analysis: Week by week, Gamble was the player to watch for Southside in 2020. It was then that he averaged a touchdown and better

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