Posted On: 10/27/21 4:00 PM

As we head into the playoffs we’re taking a look at a few names to watch that have the ability to change the momentum in the game at any moment and are X-Factors for their team. There is of course an abundance of players to choose from throughout the state to be included in this article, with that being said let’s take a look at some of these X-Factor players that can change the game for their team. This is going to be limited to 1 player max per team so each team gets coverage. Without further ado, let’s dive into it.


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Jordan Anderson Jordan Anderson 6'3" | RB Joliet Catholic | 2022 State IL Joliet Catholic Academy 22’ RB Twitter

Brock Wood Brock Wood 6'1" | LB Richmond-Burton | 2022 State IL Richmond Burton 22’ RB/LB Twitter

Devon Clemons Murphysboro 23’ RB 

Miguel Velazquez Breese Central 22’ RB/LB 

Jory Spain Stillman Valley 22’ RB 

KeShon Singleton KeShon Singleton 6'2" | WR Sacred Heart-Griffin | 2023 State IL Sacred Heart Griffin 23’ WR Twitter

Gold Akinpelu Chicago Sullivan 23’ LB 

Hank Beatty Hank Beatty 5'11" | WR Rochester | 2022 State IL Rochester 22’ ATH Twitter

Colin Nesler Colin Nesler 6'4" | TE Genoa Kingston | 2022 State IL Genoa-Kingston 22’ LB Twitter

Adam Criter Adam Criter 6'2" | WR St. Francis | 2022 State IL St. Francis 22’ WR Twitter

Armani Conway Phillips 22’ LB Twitter

Jordan Anderson Jordan Anderson 6'3" | RB Joliet Catholic | 2022 State IL Joliet Catholic Academy 22’ RB Twitter Brock Wood Brock Wood 6'1" | LB Richmond-Burton | 2022 State IL Richmond Burton 22’ RB/LB Twitter Devon Clemons Murphysboro 23’ RB  Miguel Velazquez Breese Central 22’ RB/LB  Jory Spain Stillman Valley 22’ RB  KeShon Singleton KeShon Singleton 6'2" | WR Sacred Heart-Griffin | 2023 State IL Sacred Heart Griffin 23’ WR Twitter Gold Akinpelu Chicago Sullivan 23’ LB  Hank Beatty Hank Beatty 5'11" | WR Rochester | 2022 State IL Rochester 22’ ATH Twitter Colin Nesler Colin Nesler 6'4" | TE Genoa Kingston | 2022 State IL Genoa-Kingston 22’ LB Twitter Adam Criter Adam Criter 6'2" | WR St. Francis | 2022 State IL St. Francis 22’ WR Twitter Armani Conway Phillips 22’ LB Twitter Christian Keyhea Christian Keyhea 6'2" | WR Mt Zion | 2022 State IL Mt. Zion 22’ WR Twitter Ivan Jones Ivan Jones 5'11" | LB Carterville | 2022 State IL Carterville 22’ LB  Landon Funderburg Landon Funderburg 6'1" | QB Freeburg | 2022 State IL Freeburg 22’ QB Twitter Logan Bartley Logan Bartley 6'4" | DL Paris | 2022 State IL Paris 22’ OL/DL Twitter William Ludolph Peoria Notre Dame 22’ LB Twitter David Dorn David Dorn 5'11" | QB Wheaton Academy | 2022 State IL Wheaton Academy 22’ QB Twitter Garrett Gensler Rochelle 23’ RB Twitter Kazeem Komolafe Chicago Sullivan 23’ LB  Joshua Holst Marengo 23’ QB Twitter Ashton Harvey Coal City 22’ RB/LB Twitter Quentin Harris Hyde Park 22’ QB  Will Bruno Will Bruno 5'11" | QB Kewanee | 2022 State IL Kewanee 22’ QB Twitter Ray Jones Plano 22’ RB  Jacob Gaither Jacob Gaither 6'3" | QB Dixon | 2022 IL Dixon 22’ QB Twitter Omarion Gooden Omarion Gooden 6'2" | ATH Cahokia | 2023 State IL Cahokia 23’ ATH Twitter Dawson Brown Richland County 23’ QB Cooper Phalin Harrisburg 23’ OL Twitter Caden Bee Caden Bee 5'11" | WR Salem | 2022 State IL Salem 22’ ATH Twitter Jack Duncan Macomb 23’ QB Twitter Kyle McConachie Columbia 22’ RB Twitter Ben Kasparie Quincy Notre Dame 22’ WR Twitter Breyer Arview Civic Memorial 23’ QB  Be sure to follow @PRZJordan regarding news & information for Illinois High School Football as well as @PrepRedzoneIL.  Want to be ranked? Fill out our FREE Prospect Player Index, another tool to help you in your recruiting journey.

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