Updated: Jun 25

by Austin Silvey @SilveyESP

Each Preseason All-Region Team was put together carefully with hours of dedication. There are a multitude of factors considered when making these teams. I don’t take these lightly. When I say that I have spent weeks putting these together, I mean it.

If a certain player is not listed, that is not an indictment in any way of that player. Not everyone can make the team and I also may not know of every player. If you are a player reading this that didn’t make it, don’t be discouraged...instead, go prove I was wrong to leave you off of it this season.

I use the knowledge I already have of players, the film I’ve watched, interviews, grades, what coaches say about them, personal projections, and more to determine who makes it on there. Stats from previous seasons and current college offers play a role in the evaluation process, but more minimal roles compared to the other factors.

The map pictured below is how I break up the four regions.

With that said, here is the 2020 Preseason All-Midlands team for the Class of 2021...


QB - Will Taylor (Dutch Fork)

QB - Jaffari Pearson (Camden)

RB - Will Way (Brookland-Cayce)

RB - Jalen Crumpton (Spring Valley)

WR - Joshua Burrell (Blythewood)

WR - Elijah Spencer (Dutch Fork)

WR/TE - O’Mega Blake (South Pointe)

OL - Shammond Price (Dutch Fork)

OL - Trevor Timmons (Blythewood)

OL - Drake Davis (Camden)

OL - Lance Wilson (Westwood)

OL - Thornton Gentry (Chapin)

ATH - Kendall Long (River Bluff) ATH - Robbie Ouzts (Rock Hill)

ATH - BJ Williams (Strom Thurmond)

ST - Ethan Dutton (Rock Hill) / Thomas Burkott (Camden)

*SLEEPERS* - Da’Shawn Brown, WR (York) / Caleb Rayner, WR (South Pointe) / Jordan Smith, WR (Ridge View)

DL - Omarion Hammond (AC Flora)

DL - Jabez Oliphant (South Aiken)

DL - Jakari ‘JD’ Davis (River Bluff)

DL - Elijah Davis (Wagener-Salley)

LB - Edward Owusu (Dutch Fork)

LB - Ronnie Porter (Heathwood Hall)

LB - Gregory Johnson III (Northwestern)

DB - Zi’kef Johnson (Westwood)

DB - John Javis (Spring Valley)

DB - Jordan Burrell (Blythewood)

DB - Trace Danley (Dutch Fork)

ATH - Troy Frazier (South Pointe)

ATH - Paul Davis (Spring Valley)

ATH - Coby Cornelius (Spring Valley)

HYBRID - Deshontez Gray (Pelion) / Joseph Byrnes (Camden)

*SLEEPERS* - Chance Mackey, CB (Clover) / Chad Ishmael, DB (Blythewood)


QB - Ethan Beamish (AC Flora)

QB - Weston Hance (York)

RB - BJ Tims (Clover)

RB - Willis Lane (Camden)

WR - Hy-Kein Nhan (Spring Valley)

WR - Noble Cooper III (Blythewood)

FLEX - Eriq Rice (AC Flora)

OL - Ryan Frans (Blythewood)

OL - Nicholas Solomons (Spring Valley)

OL - Jawan Quick (Richland Northeast)

OL - Ernie Greenwood (South Pointe)

ATH - Riley Myers (River Bluff)

ATH - Miegwel Lewis (Indian Land)

ATH - Will Barber (Fairfield-Central)

*SLEEPERS* - Hunter Woodward, OL (Midland Valley) / Rodney Cunningham, APB (Lower Richland) / Joseph Morris, WR (Camden)

DL - Charles Peterson (Spring Valley)

DL - Kaseem Vauls (Irmo)

DL - Amoree Stephens (AC Flora)

DL - William ‘DJ’ Raysor (Airport)

LB - Aubrey Newton (Silver Bluff)

LB - Octaveon Minter (Chester)

LB - Ethan Hix (Lugoff-Elgin)

DB - Uriah West (River Bluff)

DB - Connor Lehmann (Chapin)

DB - Justin Morton (Gray Collegiate)

DB - Chris Rhone (Gray Collegiate)

ATH - Rhyan Cheatham (Clover) / Eriez Johnson (Westwood) / Chandler Crumley (Whitmire)

HYB - Nathan Kelly (Legion Collegiate)

ST - Brady Bolin (Lexington)

*SLEEPERS* - Jordan Robinson, DB (Westwood) / Chase Ishmael, LB (Blythewood) / Naejaun Barber, DL (Ridge View)

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