Posted On: 10/24/21 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.


Marco Maldonado Marco Maldonado 5'11" | RB Loyola | 2022 State IL Loyola Academy 22’ RB Twitter

Jordan Jones Jordan Jones 6'0" | DB South Elgin | 2022 State IL South Elgin 22’ DB Twitter

Grant Larkin Grant Larkin 6'0" | WR Neuqua Valley | 2023 State IL Neuqua Valley 23’ WR Twitter

Hayden Timosciek Hayden Timosciek 6'7" | QB Lockport | 2022 State IL Lockport Township 23’ QB Twitter

Mike Sajenko Mike Sajenko 6'0" | RB Maine South | 2022 State IL Maine South 22’ RB Twitter

Charlie Specht Charlie Specht 6'1" | WR York | 2023 State IL York 23’ WR Twitter

Jalen Handford Jalen Handford 6'3" | LB Warren Township | 2022 State IL Warren Township 22’ LB Twitter 

Will Collins Will Collins 5'9" | RB Glenbrook South | 2022 IL Glenbrook South 22’ RB Twitter

Sean Allison Sean Allison 6'0" | LB Hinsdale Central | 2022 State IL Hinsdale Central 22’ LB Twitter

Chris Terek Chris Terek 6'6" | OL Glenbard West | 2023 State IL

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