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-Upstate team for the Class of 2022...

**RISERS = guys who have an opportunity or chance to rise to the occasion this year and make their name known


QB - Prometheus Franklin (Greenville)

QB - Dylan Ramirez (Broome)

RB - Amir Dendy (Pendleton)

RB - Khalique Holland (Greenville)

WR - Jaleel Skinner (Greer)

WR - EJ Evett (Seneca)

FLEX - Aalijah Kelly (Greenville)

OL - Collin Sadler (Greenville)

OL - Eli Henderson (Byrnes)

OL - Tyler Sonneborn (Southside Christian)

OL - Jackson Hall (BHP)

OL - Hayes Swillen (Wren)

ATH - KD Boyd (St Joseph’s) ATH - Kendall Norman (Dorman)

ATH - Devery Cagle (Eastside)

ST - Tripp Smith, LS (Hillcrest)

ST - Nate Merchant, LS (Easley)

*RISERS* - Kaydon Sauers, QB/TE (Crescent)

Zyaire Ivery, QB (Hillcrest)

Dominic Cardone, OL (Riverside)

DL - Michael Kennedy (Southside Christian)

DL - Hudson Lee (Dorman)

DL - Robby Harrison (Emerald)

DL - Jerrell Robinson (Greer)

LB - Kenterrious Perry (Westside)

LB - Malik Woodruff (Wren)

LB - Ethan Jackson (Pendleton)

DB - Ashton Whitner (Greenville)

DB - Jeadyn Lukus (Mauldin)

DB - Jy Martin (Byrnes)

DB - Nick Morgan (Wren)

ATH - Kameron Meadows (Boiling Springs)

ATH - Shavis Edwards (Wren)

ATH - Xzorion Brown (Westside)

HYBRID - Randy ‘Deuce’ Caldwell (Mauldin)

HYBRID - Jamais Glenn (BHP)

*RISERS* - Ethan Dugat, DL (Landrum)

Asaun Willingham, DL (Daniel)


QB - Daylan Rappley (Greenwood)

QB - Drew Settle (Chapman)

RB - Malachi Hill (Wren)

RB - Andon Rogers (Pickens)

WR - Jacari Hellams (Travelers Rest)

WR - Timareon Mcclurkin (Chapman)

FLEX - MJ Clinkscales (Anderson Cavs)

OL - Xavier Gleaton (Seneca)

OL - Justin Jackson (Greenville)

OL - Wyatt Whitfield (Westside)

OL - Marquis Henry (Southside)

ATH - TJ Goldsmith (Southside Christian)

ATH - Izzy Rhodes (Greer)

ATH - Josh Sapp, WR/DE (Greenville)

ATH - Hunter Wisnewski (Hillcrest)

ST - JT Wigington, K (Wren)

*RISERS* - AJ Brown, QB/ATH (Easley)

Anthony Nash, QB/ATH (Dorman)

Zorian Young, RB (Wren)

DL - Jahiem Lawson (Daniel)

DL - Griffin Batt (Daniel)

DL - Seth Henderson (Greenwood)

DL - Javarious Perkins (Emerald)

LB - Jack Williams (JL Mann)

LB - Jeremy Bland (Hillcrest)

LB - Jayvion Hawthorne (Woodmont)

DB - Mala’kye Pearson (Greer)

DB - Jeremiah Lomax (Abbeville)

DB - Isaac Craig (Laurens)

DB - Alex Ward (Travelers Rest)

ATH - Harrison Scott, SS/QB (St Joseph’s)

ATH - Jailen Tribble (Woodruff)

ATH - Julius Nesmith (Berea)

HYB - Joshua Steele (Southside)

*RISERS* - Judah McJimpsey, LB (Spartanburg)

Jarvis Johnson, DL (Byrnes)

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