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-Region teams for the Class of 2023...

*NEXT IN LINE = guys who have potential and ability but may not get starter reps this year due to seniority or experience ahead of them on the roster; OR guys that would fall under the "risers" category (see 2022 lists for definition)

**NOTE: Consider this more of a watch list than anything. I know some of the players on this list competed and played at the varsity level last year but many did not. This is based off what I know of guys already and what I project could happen with others.


QB - Grayson Loftis (Blue Ridge)

QB - Trey Horne (TL Hanna) / James Rawl (Laurens)

RB - Hunter Puckett (Westside)

RB - Thomas Williams (Powdersville)

WR - Chris Edge (Daniel)

WR - Drayton Ward (Travelers Rest)

FLEX - Eli Merck (Daniel)

OL - Cam Johnson (Seneca)

OL - Markee Anderson (Dorman)

OL - Bryce Smith (Daniel)

OL - Jake Norris (Wren)

OL - Cameron Jackson (Spartanburg)

ATH - DJ Porter (Dorman) ATH - Roderick Robinson (Blue Ridge)

ATH - Jacorey Martin, QB (Southside Christian)

ST - Rush Sheppard, P/K (Greenville)

"NEXT IN LINE" - Raheim Jeter, QB (Spartanburg) - O'myireia Daniels, QB (Gaffney) - Bennett Judy, QB (Hillcrest)

DL - Damien 'DJ' Kittles (Greenville)

DL - Cordoraine Morton (Greenwood)

DL - KJ Haynes (St. Joseph's)

DL - Carson Lewis (Greenwood)

LB - Luke Schuller (Wren)

LB - Jalen Rambert (Powdersville)

LB - Ty Cade (Abbeville)

DB - Chris Johnson (St. Joseph's)

DB - Moosie Williams (Greenwood)

DB - Cade Eavenson (Seneca)

DB - Nehemiah Smith (Westside)

ATH - Gemire Darden (Laurens)

ATH - Cayson Elledge (Laurens)

ATH - Bryce Payne (Walhalla)

ST - Braeden Covan, LS (Dorman)

"NEXT IN LINE" - Tyler Ifverson, LB (Seneca) - Keveon Aiken, LB (Woodmont) - Graham Littlejohn, LB (Chapman)


QB - Hunter Sheppard (Chapin)

QB - Carson Black (Nation Ford)

RB - Tyleke Mathis (Saluda)

RB - Qua Howard (Northwestern)

WR - Devin Hyatt (Dutch Fork)

WR - Jayden Harrison (Westwood)

FLEX - Omari Davis (Clover)

OL - Jordan Knox (Northwestern)

OL - Jeremiah Williams (Strom Thurmond)

OL - Jack Beachum (Indian Land)

OL - Peter Blacks Jr. (Ridge Spring-Monetta)

OL - Nate Cole (Ben Lippen)

ATH - Noah Jennings (Westwood) ATH - Apollos Cook (River Bluff)

ATH - Chance Jennings (Gilbert)

ST - Dylan Richardson, K (Hammond)

"NEXT IN LINE" - Caleb Sims, RB (South Pointe) - Gray Herring, RB (River Bluff) - Brooks Bentley, QB (River Bluff) - Zion Agnew, WR (Ridge View)

DL - Xzavier Mcleod (Camden)

DL - Talinnian Byrd (River Bluff)

DL - Elijah 'Lala' Radden (Gray Collegiate)

DL - Kanaan Ligons (Ridge Spring-Monetta)

LB - Clayton Rygol (Nation Ford)

LB - Evan Javis (Spring Valley)

LB - Rafael McKenney (CA Johnson)

DB - DJ Barksdale (South Pointe)

DB - Zi Moffatt (Lancaster)

DB - Donavan Watkins (Fairfield Central)

DB - Zackery Watkins (Richland Northeast)

ATH - Blaine Blose (River Bluff)

ATH - Logan Whitaker (Buford)

HYB - Jae Cannon (Ridge Spring-Monetta)

ST - Brady Orr, K/P (River Bluff)

"NEXT IN LINE" - Jaylen Hinton, LB (Dutch Fork) - Chandler Perry, LB (Dutch Fork)


QB - Zolten Osborne (Fort Dorchester)

QB - Drew Moore (Goose Creek)

RB - Taquez Williams (West Ashley)

RB - Jaiden Jones (May River)

WR - Jordon Perry (Orangeburg-Wilkinson)

WR - Jaylin Linder (Bluffton)

FLEX - Javen Peterkin (West Ashley)

OL - Andre Mitchell (Cane Bay)

OL - Monroe Freeling (Oceanside)

OL - Joseph Jones (Burke)

OL - Joseph Steen (West Ashley)

OL - Cole Preiditsch (Bishop England)

ATH - Jaedon Alston (Stratford) ATH - Omarion Buckmon (Blackville-Hilda)

ATH - Gary McDaniel Jr. (Charleston M&S)

ST - Clay Pender, K (Barnwell)

"NEXT IN LINE" - Camauri Simmons, RB (Bluffton) - Zay Washington, RB (Lake Marion) - Hampton Weathers, QB (Berkeley)

DL - Eamon Smalls (Beaufort)

DL - Steve Simpkins (Pinewood Prep)

DL - Dylan Loftis (Stratford)

DL - Jaden Roper (Stall)

LB - Damien Jackson (Orangeburg-Wilkinson)

LB - TJ Wilson (Ashley Ridge)

LB - Omari Jenkins (Timberland)

DB - Daryl DePass (Beaufort)

DB - Lawson Pritchett (Porter-Gaud)

DB - Jordan Turner (Goose Creek)

DB - Jakai Robinson (Stratford)

ATH - Connor Theriault (Wando)

ATH - Kaleb Washington (First Baptist)

ATH - Justen Brunson (Calhoun County)

"NEXT IN LINE" - Brenden Carter, CB (Stratford) - Landon Berry, LB (Wando)


QB - Scott Saylor (Carolina Forest)

QB - Hudson Spivey (Pee Dee Academy)

RB - Cam'ron Ward (Myrtle Beach)

RB - Marvin Gordon (Lake View)

WR - Brandon Cisse (Lakewood)

WR - Taeshaun Sellers (South Florence)

FLEX - Amond Myers (CE Murray)

OL - Bryson Dickens (Lakewood)

OL - Holden Calder (Green Sea-Floyds)

OL - Andrew Threatt (Chesterfield)

OL - Adam Banasiewicz (McBee)

OL - Nathan Thompson (Conway)

ATH - J’shawn Anderson (Hartsville) ATH - Daquan Burroughs (Johnsonville)

ATH - Henry Evans III (CE Murray)

ST - Daniel Deneen Jr. (St. James)

"NEXT IN LINE" - LaNorris Sellers, QB (South Florence) - Jeremiah Horace, RB (Sumter) - Lucas Hunter, QB (Dillon) - Jaret Yonker, QB (Waccamaw)

DL - Monteque Rhames (Sumter)

DL - Emmanuel Deas (Aynor)

DL - Jonathan Davis (Wilson)

LB - Joshua Mcpherson (Wilson)

LB - Terrian Nelson (Lakewood)

LB - Grayson Gollie (St. James)

DB - Jay Woodard (Conway)

DB - Zyeir Gamble (Sumter)

DB - Avery Duncan (North Myrtle Beach)

DB - Jasiah Oaks (Crestwood)

ATH - Amarion Smith (Lakewood)

ATH - Keyon White (Latta)

ATH - Jyreon Dewitt (North Myrtle Beach)

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