Posted On: 04/28/21 8:02 PM

Prep Redzone will release an updated list of the top Class of 2022 New Jersey High School football players during the month of May. In the meantime, we will spend the next several weeks doing research on prospects. Prep Redzone New Jersey is always open to hear from coaches. If you know of a Class of 2022 running back that should be considered for this list, email us at

No. 7 Zachary Palmer-Smith Zachary Palmer-Smith 6'0" | RB Delran | 2022 State NJ /6-0/205/Delran (previously not ranked)

Palmer-Smith made the most out of the four games he played in during the 2020 season. He carried the football 87 times for 828 yards (9.5 ypc) and four touchdowns. Palmer-Smith is a big back and doesn’t have that breakaway speed. However, he produced big numbers on the field when it counted.

No. 6 Adam Klenk Adam Klenk 6'1" | LB Seneca | 2022 State NJ /6-2/215/Seneca (previously not ranked)

Klenk had a good season despite his team’s struggles. He carried the football 142 times for 853 yards (6.0) and three touchdowns during the 2020 season. He also caught 14 passes for 183 yards and one touchdown.

No. 5 Hunter Van Zant Hunter Van Zant 5'11" | RB Boonton | 2022 State NJ /5-11/175/Boonton (previously not ranked)

Van Zant had the most productive season out of any New Jersey running

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