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2021 NFL Draft: Ranking the high school careers of top quarterback prospects - OFFICIAL
2021 NFL Draft: Ranking the high school careers of top quarterback prospects
Draft experts expect five quarterbacks to be taken in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, which starts Thursday. And to no one's surprise, Trevor Lawrence is expected to go No. 1 to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

After all, from high high school football days at Cartersville (Ga.) to leading the Clemson Tigers to a 39-3 mark with a National Championship, Lawrence has stood above most other quarterbacks, including the other four QBs expected to go in the first round.

Lawrence was 53-3 as a four-year varsity starter at Cartersville, winning two state titles while posting nearly a 6-to-1 career touchdown-to-interception ratio.

His senior year, the projected top pick put an exclamation point on an impressive Hurricane career by passing for 3,290 yards and 41 touchdowns against one interception. He had a 69 percent completion rate as Cartersville went 11-1.

While Justin Fields missed the back half of his senior season due to injury, the elite dual-threat option rushed for over 2,000 yards and accounted for 69 total touchdowns in 19 career games.

BYU product Zach Wilson also showed off elite versatility during his senior year, passing for 298.6 yards per game adding 752 yards rushing and eight touchdowns on 119 carries.

Mac Jones and Trey Lance each won over 84 percent of their games over the course of their high school career, however, neither quarterback put up gaudy numbers throughout their prep careers.
Trevor Lawrence, Cartersville
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Trevor Lawrence, Cartersville
Ranking the high school careers of top quarterback prospects

Record: 53-3 (2 state championships)
Career stats: 13,902 yards, 121 touchdowns and 21 interceptions. Lawrence completed 63.4 percent of passes over 56 career games.

Record: 15-4
Career stats: 4,187 yards, 41 touchdowns and eight touchdowns. Field completed 65.8 percent of passes and rushed for 2,096 yards and 28 touchdowns on 300 carries.

Record: 16-7
Career stats: 5,842 yards, 45 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, Wilson's completion percentage was  61.9 percent and he added 1,310 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns on 211 carries.

Record: 22-4
Career stats: 3,911 yards, 55 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Jones completed 64.5 percent of his passes as a senior.

Record: 27-4
Career stats: 3,045 yards, 33 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Lance's completion percentage was 51 percent. He rushed for 1,212 yards and 20 touchdowns on 218 carries.
High school softball: Coaches with 1,000 or more wins - OFFICIAL
High school softball: Coaches with 1,000 or more wins
The math is simple, yet staggering. Multiply 40 x 50 and you get 2,000. That's 40 wins a year times 50 years equals 2,000 wins. A high school school coach could accomplish that unimaginable feat and yet still come up 89 wins short of passing Jefferson (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) coaching legend Larry Niemeyer.

Niemeyer heads a list of high school softball coaches with 1,000 or more wins and his total is one of the more amazing feats in high school sports. With 2,089 career wins over 56 seasons, Niemeyer averaged 37 wins a year. By comparison, only about 30 high schools in the nation won 37 or more games during the 2019 season (the last full high school softball season). He also finished nearly 250 wins ahead of No. 2 Frank Huston, who retired in 2019 with 1,853.

In real estate, there's the old adage, "location, location, location." The same is true for high school softball coaches, and those three locations are Iowa, Michigan and Alabama. Of the 34 coaches on the list with over 1,000 wins, only four came from states other than those three. Iowa has 17 coaches on the list, including the top eight while Michigan has nine. Alabama has three while California, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Illinois have one each.

Sources for the list include the National Federation of High Schools record book, the Iowa Softball Coaches Association record book, state association record books and the Cal-Hi Sports Record Book by Mark and Nelson Tennis. Additions or corrections? [email protected]
Carlmont coach Jim Liggett has 1,009 wins.
File photo by Doug Stringer
Carlmont coach Jim Liggett has 1,009 wins.
High school softball coaches with 1,000-plus wins

1. Larry Niemeyer
Wins:
2,089
Schools: Jefferson (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
Years: 1958-2013
Total Record: 2,089-429

2. Frank Huston
Wins:
1,853
Schools: Ottumwa (Iowa), Pekin (Packwood, Iowa), Gladbrook-Reinbeck (Iowa)
Years: 1967-2019
Total Record:1,853-508

3. Ed Coughenour
Wins:
1,444
Schools: Kingsley-Pierson (Kingsley, Iowa)
Years: 1956-2006
Total Record: 1,444-375

4. Gary Page
Wins:
1,400
Schools: Urbandale (Iowa)
Years: 1966-2000
Total Record: 1,400-462

5. Bill Hennessy
Wins:
1,374
Schools: Roland-Story (Story City, Iowa)
Years: 1955-2000
Total Record: 1,374-571

6. Steve Schlafke
Wins:
1,261
Schools: Garnavillo, Audubon (Iowa), A-D-M (Adel, Iowa), Dallas Center-Grimes (Iowa)
Years: 1976-present
Total Record: 1,261-628

7. Dennis Johnson
Wins:
1,249
Schools: North Scott (Eldridge, Iowa)
Years: 1975-2001, 2006-14
Total Record: 1,249-298-1

8. Bob Bunting
Wins:
1,217
Schools: Lisbon (Iowa)
Years: 1969-present
Total Record: 1,217-637

9. Diane Laffey
Wins:
1,212
Schools: Regina (Warren, Mich.)
Years: 1963-present
Total Record: 1,212-485-5

10. Brad Walraven
Wins:
1,195
Schools: All Saints Central (Bay City, Mich.), Frankenmuth (Mich.)
Years: 1980-present
Total Record: 1,195-356-3

11. Jim Brown
Wins:
1,186
Schools: Hoover (Ala.)
Years: 1991-2013
Total Record: 1,186-319-1

12. Tom Kennelly
Wins:
1,184
Schools: Swan Valley (Saginaw, Mich.)
Years: 1980-present
Total Record: 1,184-302-1

13. Steve Saladino
Wins:
1,179
Schools: Davenport West (Davenport, Iowa)
Years: 1979-present
Total Record: 1,179 wins

14. Rick Dillinger
Wins:
1,174
Schools: A-D-M (Adel, Iowa), North Polk (Alleman, Iowa), Danville (Iowa)
Years: 1976-2018
Total Record: 1,174-555

15. Denny Dock
Wins:
1,170
Schools: Dowagiac (Mich.), Lakeshore (Stevensville, Mich.)
Years: 1976-81, 1985-88, 1990-present
Total Record: 1,170-316-2

16. Dick Rasmussen
Wins:
1,165
Schools: Ankeny (Iowa), South Hamilton (Jewell, Iowa)
Years: 1965-1996
Total Record: 1,165-314

17. Jim Flaws
Wins:
1,142
Schools: Carlisle (Iowa), Dow City-Arion,
Years: 1983-present
Total Record: 1,142-227

18. Joe Gilbert
Wins:
1,140
Schools: Barnsdall (Okla.)
Years: 1954-2020
Total Record: 1,140 wins

19. Joe Alsup
Wins:
1,140
Schools: Waterford Township (Mich.); Mott (Waterford, Mich.); Kettering (Waterford, Mich.), Lakeland (White Lake, Mich.)
Years: 1975-94, 1998-2019
Total Record: 1,140-274

20. Mike Vint
Wins:
1,108
Schools: Marshalltown (Iowa), East Marshall (Le Grand, Iowa), Green Mountain
Years: 1971-2010
Total Record: 1,108-403

21. Ted McIntyre
Wins:
1,081
Schools: Mt. Pleasant (Mich.)
Years: 1975-2019
Total Record: 1,081-414

22. Larry Heath
Wins:
1,078
Schools: Burlington (Iowa)
Years: 1985-present
Total Record: 1,078-431

23. Tony Scarbrough
Wins:
1,071
Schools: Baker (Mobile, Ala.)
Years: 1970-present
Total Record: 1,071 wins

24. Jerry Newton
Wins:
1,068
Schools: Charles City (Iowa)
Years: 1967-1999
Total Record: 1,068-190

25. Dennis Schuur
Wins:
1,052
Schools: Muscatine (Iowa), Lake City (Iowa)
Years: 1989-2015
Total Record: 1,052-251

26. Ton Vruggink
Wins:
1,052
Schools: Hudsonville (Mich.)
Years: 1982-present
Total Record: 1,052-274

27. John Biedenbach
Wins:
1,050
Schools: Trenton (Mich.)
Years: 1975-present
Total Record: 1,050-500-6

28. Randy Wolken
Wins:
1,044
Schools: St. Joseph-Ogden (St. Joseph, Ill.)
Years: 1980-2018
Total Record: 1,044-242

29. Gary Adams
Wins:
1,043
Schools: Crescent (Iva, S.C.)
Years: 1977-2019
Total Record: 1,043-169

30. Howard Stuart
Wins:
1,043
Schools: Richmond (Mich.)
Years: 1979-present
Total Record: 1,043-308-1

31. Bob Bradfield
Wins:
1,041
Schools: Fairfield (Iowa)
Years: 1979-present
Total Record: 1,041-652

32. Howard Dorman
Wins:
1,019
Schools: Belmond-Klemme (Belmond, Iowa), Woden-Crystal Lake-Titonka (Crystal Lake, Iowa)
Years: 1960-2008
Total Record: 1,019-429

33. Dale Palmer,
Wins:
1,016
Schools: Sparkman (Harvest, Ala.)
Years: 1997-present
Total Record: 1,016 wins

34. Jim Liggett
Wins:
1,009
Schools: Carlmont (Belmont, Calif.)
Years: 1976-2016
Total Record: 1,009-216
High school softball rankings: Leander sits atop OFFICIAL Top 25 preparing for Texas playoffs after unbeaten regular season - OFFICIAL
High school softball rankings: Leander sits atop MaxPreps Top 25 preparing for Texas playoffs after unbeaten regular season
Postseason play is right around the corner or already here for states throughout the country. Louisiana opened its Bi-Disctrict play on Monday. State titles will be on the line in late April and into early May in the Pelican State.

In Texas, regular season play wraps up for some this week. For  Leander (Texas), the No. 1 team in this week's MaxPreps Top 25 high school softball rankings, Part One of the to-do list is done. The Lions' real season begins later this month. But we do have to mention what an incredible run it was for the Lions. The team outscored their opponents 223-38 and hit 40 home runs. LSU commit Baylea Brandon clubbed 18 home runs and had 18 games where she had two or more hits. Her junior teammate SJ Geurin was 17-0 in the circle. The Oklahoma commit finished with a 0.69 ERA and struck out 218 batters. So now we will see if they can finish Part Two and finish with a state title.

Five new teams join this week's MaxPreps Top 25, including Doral Academy (Doral, Fla.). The Firebirds are showing they have what it takes to be considered Florida's top-ranked team. Kassandra Machado has 15 home runs as they have rolled off 11-straight wins.
Baylea Brandon, Leander
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Baylea Brandon, Leander
MaxPreps Top 25 high school softball rankings

1. Leander (Texas)
Record:
29-0 | Last week: 1
The Lions roll into postseason play unbeaten.

2. Barbers Hill (Mt. Belvieu, Texas)
Record:
29-2 | Last week: 5
It has been over a month since any team has scored against the Eagles.

3. Lakewood Ranch (Bradenton, Fla.)
Record:
20-2 | Last week: 2
The Mustangs finish up regular season play this week.

4. Los Alamitos (Calif.)
Record:
9-0 | Last week: 4
The Griffins are averaging over 10 runs per game.

5. Park Vista (Lake Worth, Fla.)
Record:
20-0 | Last week: 5
Tyrina Jones, Chloe Fariello and the rest of the Cobras look to close out the regular season with a flawless record.

6. Marist (Chicago)
Record:
5-0 | Last week: 6
The RedHawks have jumped out to a hot start after four games last week.

7. Norco (Calif.)
Record:
8-1 | Last week: 7
After an early season loss to fourth-ranked Los Alamitos, the Cougars have won seven straight.

8. Hewitt-Trussville (Trussville, Ala.)
Record:
32-2-1 | Last week: 10
Big week of district play coming up for the Huskies, starting Tuesday against Vestavia Hills.

9. Westlake (Westlake Village, Calif.)
Record:
6-0 | Last week: 11
Stanford signee Kylie Chung pitched nine innings and struck out 13 in a 2-1 win over Oaks Christian on Monday.

10. Warren (San Antonio)
Record:
21-0 | Last week: 12
The Warriors wrap up district play on Thursday before postseason play.

11. Newsome (Lithia, Fla.)
Record:
21-0 | Last week: 13
Big game on Tuesday for the Wolves as they hit the road to play 22-2 Steinbrenner.

12. Lake Creek (Montgomery, Texas)
Record:
29-0 | Last week: 15
The Lions are hitting .469 as a team with 40 total home runs.

13. University (Orange City, Fla.)
Record:
19-0 | Last week: 16
Junior Aminah Vega has a hit in all but two games this season. She is batting .604 with 11 home runs.

14. Bob Jones (Madison, Ala.)
Record:
24-2 | Last week: 17
Auburn commit Emmah Rolfe struck out 12 in the circle and went 4-4 at the plate on Monday.

15. Neshoba Central (Philadelphia, Miss.)
Record:
22-0 | Last week: 18
Elleigh Willis hit a home run and pitched a complete game on Friday to help the Rockets stay unbeaten.

16. Crescenta Valley (La Crescenta, Calif.)
Record:
2-0 | Last week: 21
The Falcons will meet No. 9 Westlake on Saturday.

17. Spring-Ford (Royersford, Pa.)
Record:
5-0 | Last week: 22
The Rams are up and running scoring nine or more runs in all but one game.

18. Fairhope (Ala.)
Record:
25-2 | Last week: 24
Alea Johnson threw a no hitter on Monday in a 9-0 win over Foley. The LSU commit struck out 20.

19. Villa Park (Calif.)
Record:
9-0 | Last week: 25
The Spartans have outscored its opponents 61-8 to start the season

20. Doral Academy (Doral, Fla.)
Record:
20-2 | Last week: NR
Junior Alyssa Zabala is 13-2 in the circle with a 1.01 ERA.

21. Lake Central (St. John, Ind.)
Record:
11-0 | Last week: NR
Loyola University Chicago commit Peyton Pepkowski is 6-0 in the circle with 71 strikeouts in 38 innings pitched.

22. Judson (Converse, Texas)
Record:
23-1 | Last week: NR
Junior Keely Williams has hit 11 home runs and is batting .680 as the Rockets have won 19-straight.

23. Mater Dei Catholic (Chula Vista, Calif.)
Record:
7-0 | Last week: NR
Giselle Garcia and Isabela Valdez have been a nice 1-2 punch in the circle for the Crusaders.

24. Crown Point (Ind.)
Record:
8-1 | Last week: 9
The Bulldogs dropped their first game of the year, falling 4-2 to No. 21 Lake Central on Wednesday.

25. Williamsburg (Ohio)
Record:
10-0 | Last week: NR
The Wildcats are back in the Top 25 after an impressive 10-0 start.

On the bubble: Rocklin (Calif.); Benson (Ariz.); Sabino (Tucson, Ariz.), Valencia (Calif.), Eastern Alamance (Mebane, N.C.)
2020 Georgia OFFICIAL All-State high school football team - OFFICIAL
2020 Georgia MaxPreps All-State high school football team
Grayson went wire-to-wire as the top-ranked team in the Peach State and the Rams are well represented on the 2020 Georgia MaxPreps All-State high school football team. They beat Collins Hill 38-14 in the AAAAAAA championship to finish 14-0 and grab the school's first state title since 2016.

The Rams are No. 3 in the MaxPreps Top 25 and lead the Peach State with six All-State selections, including Clemson-bound running back Phil Mafah, wideout Jamal Haynes and defensive lineman Victoine Brown.

Collins Hill (Suwanee), Carrollton, Lee County (Leesburg), Lowndes (Valdosta), Mill Creek (Hoschton), Warner Robins, West Forsyth (Cumming) and Westlake (Atlanta) all had multiple selections. In total, 38 different schools had at least one selection.

Thirty-four seniors were selected, 14 juniors and four sophomores represent the 52 players featured on the 2020 MaxPreps All-State high school football team.

Georgia Final Top 25 Rankings: Grayson crowned 2020 MaxPreps Champion
Graphic by Ryan Escobar
First Team Offense

Height: 6-3 | Weight: 205
Status: Signed with Georgia | Class: Senior (2021)
Led the state with 4,169 yards passing and 46 touchdowns. Added over 500 yards rushing and 17 scores while leading the Wolverines to their first state title.

Height: 6-1 | Weight: 215
Status: Signed with Clemson | Class: Senior (2021)
Accounted for 1,300 total yards and 20 touchdowns in 10 games playing against the best competition in Georgia.

Height: 6-0 | Weight: 215
Status: Signed with Tennessee | Class: Senior (2021)
Battled through injuries during his senior year and still rushed for over 1,500 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Height: 6-1 | Weight: 170
Status: Committed to Florida State | Class: Junior (2022)
One of the best all-around players in the country finished his junior season with 137 receptions for 1,746 yards and 24 touchdowns to go with 51 tackles and eight interceptions on defense.

WR Jamal Haynes, Grayson (Loganville)
Height: 5-9 | Weight: 175
Status: Signed with Georgia Tech | Class: Senior (2021)
Made big-time plays for the No. 3 team all season. In the Rams 38-14 title win over Collins Hill he hauled in six receptions for a game-high 114 yards and a touchdown.

Height: 6-5 | Weight: 210
Status: Uncommitted | Class: Junior (2022)
The top-rated tight end in the Class of 2022 had nearly 1,000 yards receiving and led the Warriors to AAA runner-up finish.

Height: 6-7 | Weight: 315
Status: Signed with Georgia | Class: Senior (2021)
Checks in as a Top 10 prospect overall and is one of the most dominant offensive lineman in the country.

Height: 6-4 | Weight: 315
Status: Signed with Georgia | Class: Senior (2021)
The 10th-rated offensive tackle in the Class of 2021 matched up against some of the best competition in Georgia and dominated.

Height: 6-4 | Weight: 300
Status: Signed with Alabama | Class: Senior (2021)
The second-rated offensive guard on 247Sports composite rankings will be a huge addition for the Crimson Tide.

Height: 6-5 | Weight: 300
Status: Signed with Georgia | Class: Senior (2021)
Helped lead the Wolverines to the AAAAAAA quarterfinals and is also a standout wrestler. Went 46-0 as a junior and won the Class 7A heavyweight state title.

Height: 6-5 | Weight: 305
Status: Uncommitted | Class: Junior (2022)
Checks in as a Top 100 prospect overall in the Class of 2022 and has 30 FBS offers that includes Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Florida and Ohio State.

Height: 6-1 | Weight: 220
Status: Committed to South Carolina | Class: Junior (2022)
Put up video-game numbers during his junior year. Threw for 3,128 yards and 45 touchdowns to go with 1,581 yards rushing and 26 scores.

Height: 6-3 | Weight: 180
Status: Uncommitted | Class: Junior (2022)
Connected on 15-of-17 field goals and averaged over 41 yards per punt.

First Team Defense

Height: 6-3.5 | Weight: 245
Status: Uncommitted | Class: Sophomore (2023)
The top-rated player in the Class of 2023 finished his sophomore season as the state leader with 21.5 sacks.

DL Victoine Brown, Grayson (Loganville)
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 230
Status: Signed with Louisville | Class: Senior (2021)
The leader for one of the best defenses in the country dominated in the trenches.

Height: 6-4 | Weight: 255
Status: Signed with Georgia | Class: Senior (2021)
Racked up 10 sacks and 19 tackles-for-loss to close out his high school career.

Height: 6-3 | Weight: 250
Status: Signed with Liberty | Class: Senior (2021)
Finished his senior year with 21 sacks and racked up over 30 tackles-for-loss.

Height: 6-1 | Weight: 220
Status: Signed with Clemson | Class: Senior (2021)
Expect the five-star linebacker to make an immediate impact at Clemson after a standout career for the Bulldogs.

Height: 6-5 | Weight: 240
Status: Signed with Florida | Class: Senior (2021)
Flies around on defense and is one of the hardest-hitting linebackers in the country. Broke the school record racking up 163 tackles during his senior season.

LB Chaz Chambliss, Carrollton
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 240
Status: Signed with Georgia | Class: Senior (2021)
Filled the stat sheet once again during his senior year posting 83.5 tackles, 27.5 tackles-for-loss, 12.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and a pick-six.

Height: 6-2 | Weight: 185
Status: Signed with Georgia | Class: Senior (2021)
One of the best all-around players in Georgia can single-handedly shut down one side of the field.

Height: 6-1 | Weight: 180
Status: Signed with Georgia | Class: Senior (2021)
Lines up everywhere on the field and plays at a high level on both sides of the ball.

DB Jayvian Allen, Grayson (Loganville)
Height: 5-8 | Weight: 180
Status: Uncommitted | Class: Senior (2021)
One of the most underrated players in the Class of 2021 led the Rams in tackles (103) and interceptions (four). In Grayson's 38-14 win over Collins Hill he rushed for three scores and added an interception.

Height: 6-2 | Weight: 170
Status: Signed with Clemson | Class: Senior (2021)
Has the talent to play cornerback, safety or wide receiver at Clemson. Very skilled athlete who makes a huge impact at any position.

Height: 6-3 | Weight: 190
Status: Uncommitted | Class: Junior (2022)
Had nearly 1,000 yards receiving on offense and flies around on defense making big-time plays.

Height: 6-4 | Weight: 190
Status: Signed with Stanford | Class: Senior (2021)
The future Cardinal is the third-rated punter in the Class of 2021 and averaged 41.5 yards per punt during his senior season.

Second Team Offense

QB Sam Horn, Collins Hill (Suwanee)
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 190
Status: Uncommitted | Class: Junior (2022)
Led the Eagles to their first state title game appearance and finished his junior year with 3,910 yards passing and 41 touchdowns.

Height: 5-10 | Weight: 185
Status: Uncommitted | Class: Sophomore (2023)
The talented sophomore rushed for nearly 1,600 yards and 22 touchdowns.

Height: 5-8 | Weight: 180
Status: Signed with South Carolina | Class: Senior (2021)
Helped lead the Trojans to AAAAAA runner-up finish. Rushed for 1,350 yards and accounted for 32 total touchdowns.

WR Dacari Collins, Westlake (Atlanta)
Height: 6-3.5 | Weight: 200
Status: Signed with Clemson | Class: Senior (2021)
Finished his senior year with nearly 1,000 yards receiving and eight scores.

Height: 6-4 | Weight: 195
Status: Signed with Notre Dame | Class: Senior (2021)
A matchup nightmare for opposing defenses and should make an immediate impact for the Fighting Irish.

TE Oscar Delp, West Forsyth (Cumming)
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 220
Status: Uncommitted | Class: Junior (2022)
Recently added an offer from LSU to his list of many and finished his junior season with 730 yards receiving and nine touchdowns.

Height: 6-4 | Weight: 310
Status: Signed with Georgia Tech | Class: Senior (2021)
Will be a great addition for the Yellow Jackets and is good in both run and pass blocking.

OL Griffin Scroggs, Grayson (Loganville)
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 290
Status: Uncommitted | Class: Junior (2022)
Paved the way in the trenches for one of the best rushing attacks in the country.
Height: 6-6 | Weight: 280
Status: Uncommitted | Class: Junior (2022)
The second-rated offensive tackle in the state from the Class of 2022 dominated the opposition.

Height: 6-3 | Weight: 290
Status: Committed to Army | Class: Senior (2021)
Played a major role for the AAAAAA state champs. 

Height: 6-4 | Weight: 280
Status: Signed with Tennessee | Class: Senior (2021)
Made a huge impact on both sides of the ball for the Lions as they made the playoffs for the first time since 2016.

Height: 6-4 | Weight: 205
Status: Uncommitted | Class: Junior (2022)
Threw for over 1,500 yards and 14 touchdowns while adding another 1,100-plus yards rushing and 16 scores.

Height: 6-2 | Weight: 170
Status: Uncommitted | Class: Senior (2021)
Made 13 field goals and averaged 39.5 yards per punt.

Second Team Defense

DL James Smith, Collins Hill (Suwanee)
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 245
Status: Uncommitted | Class: Senior (2021)
One of the most underrated prospects in the Class of 2021 finished his senior year with 17 sacks and 61 tackles-for-loss.

DL Thomas Davis, Lowndes (Valdosta)
Height: 6-0.5 | Weight: 235
Status: Signed with Miami | Class: Senior (2021)
Impacts the game on the defensive line and linebacker at a high level.

Height: 6-4 | Weight: 255
Status: Uncommitted | Class: Sophomore (2023)
Finished with double-digit sacks and 20-plus tackles-for-loss while leading the Demons to their first state title since 2004.

Height: 6-5 | Weight: 255
Status: Uncommitted | Class: Junior (2022)
The fourth-rated defensive tackle in his class racked up 17 sacks and 19 tackles-for-loss.

Height: 6-0 | Weight: 200
Status: Committed to Houston | Class: Senior (2021)
Finished his senior year with 142 tackles, 28 tackles-for-loss, six sacks and forced five fumbles.

LB Baron Hopson, Lee County (Leesburg)
Height: 5-10 | Weight: 220
Status: Uncommitted | Class: Senior (2021)
Has been starting on defense since his freshman year and had at least 124 tackles in each of the last three seasons.

LB Ahmad Walker, Warner Robins
Height: 6-0 | Weight: 215
Status: Signed with Liberty | Class: Senior (2021)
Four-year starter and the leader on defense for the AAAAA champs.

Height: 5-10 | Weight: 185
Status: Committed to Kent State | Class: Senior (2021)
Led one of the best defenses in the state with five interceptions and also had 38 tackles, a forced fumble, blocked two punts and a field goal.
Height: 5-11 | Weight: 180
Status: Uncommitted | Class: Sophomore (2023)
One of the best prospects from the Class of 2023 finished his sophomore season with 60-plus tackles and four interceptions.

DB Josh Moore, Marist (Atlanta)
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 195
Status: Signed with UCLA | Class: Senior (2021)
Gets it done at a high level on both sides of the ball while leading War Eagles to AAAA state title.

DB Mumu Bin-Wahad, Grayson (Loganville)
Height: 6-0 | Weight: 180
Status: Committed to Cincinnati | Class: Junior (2022)
Finished with three interceptions and is one of the best shutdown cornerbacks in the Class of 2022.

Height: 6-1 | Weight: 195
Status: Uncommitted | Class: Junior (2022)
Makes an impact on both sides of the ball at a high level. Rushed for over 1,500 yards and 24 touchdowns while racking up over 40 tackles and two interceptions on defense.

P Brock Pellegrino, Mill Creek (Hoschton)
Height: 5-8 | Weight: 170
Status: Uncommitted | Class: Senior (2021)
Averaged nearly 40 yards per punt and connected on 14 field goals during his senior year.
NFL Draft: 10 players who could've been first-round picks out of high school - OFFICIAL
NFL Draft: 10 players who could've been first-round picks out of high school
The NFL Draft is set for tonight in Cleveland, Ohio, with 32 NFL teams prepared to choose from among the nation's best college players. But what if they were able to choose high school players?

Baseball, hockey and basketball professional leagues have all drafted players right out of high school while the NFL requires a player to be three years removed from his graduating class. Opponents of drafting players out of high school into the NFL site maturity level, physical strength and quickness and knowledge of the game as reasons why prep players just aren't ready.

However, there are always those precocious players mature beyond their years who possess the size, strength and speed to compete at the professional level. The emergence of Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence as a "once-in-a-generation talent" leads those to wonder if Lawrence might have been a first-round pick right out of high school.

MaxPreps takes a look at 10 players, including Lawrence, who were "once-in-a-generation talents" in their own day. Not all of them succeeded in the NFL while others have gone on to be Hall of Famers. The argument here is that all 10 were phenoms coming out of high school and highly likely that some NFL general manager would have been willing to take a first-round gamble on their potential.
Jadeveon Clowney, South Pointe
File photo by Ron McCann
Jadeveon Clowney, South Pointe
10 NFL-ready players out of high school

Trevor Lawrence, Cartersville (Ga.), 2017
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The presumptive first pick in this year's draft has been the nation's most coveted quarterback since his freshman year at Cartersville. The No. 1 ranked quarterback in his class throughout his high school career, he's been labeled by some scouts as the greatest quarterback prospect of all-time, along with Hall of Famer John Elway. He became a starter early in his freshman season at Clemson and led the Tigers to a national championship.
Why he would be drafted: At 6-foot-6 and and 208 pounds, Lawrence definitely had the size that NFL scouts like to see in a quarterback. However, he also has arm strength, quickness, maneuverability in the pocket, and passing instincts that make him a once in a generation playcaller.

Herschel Walker, Johnson County (Wrightsville, Ga.), 1979
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He was the biggest thing to ever happen in Wrightsville (Ga.) in 1979. Colleges from all over the country came to the small town of 2,000 people to watch Walker practice. He rushed for 3,167 yards and 45 touchdowns as a senior, a rushing record that lasted for 21 years. He was a Heisman Trophy candidate as a true freshman after rushing for 1,616 yards. He left Georgia after his junior year to play football in the USFL and eventually played 12 seasons in the NFL.
Why would he be drafted: Very few running backs coming out of high school have ever had the total package that Walker presented. At 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, he was big for a halfback. However, he was also the fastest player on the field — he won the 100 and 200-yard dashes at the state meet — and one of the strongest, he was a state shot put champion as well.

Jadeveon Clowney, South Pointe (Rock Hill, S.C.), 2011
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The No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, Clowney had strong credentials as a edge rusher coming out of high school. He had 69.5 sacks in his three years on the varsity, including 29.5 as a senior when he was regarded as the nation's No. 1 overall recruit regardless of position. He was a two-time All-American in college at South Carolina, starting as a freshman and essentially recognized as college football's best defensive player by his sophomore season. He's a three-time Pro Bowler in the NFL.
Why would he be drafted: Clowney was not only viewed as the top player in the class of 2014, but that he would have been the top player in many other classes as well. At 6-5, 250 pounds, he'd already developed into a player capable of playing at a much higher level.

Adrian Peterson, Palestine (Texas), 2003
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One of the more recent players who could have made the jump, Peterson was the national player of the year while running for 2,950 yards as a senior in 2003. The following year as a true freshman, Peterson finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting after rushing for 1,925 yards. He has since gone on to become the fifth all-time leading rusher in NFL history.
Why would he be drafted: Peterson has given several interviews to ESPN, noting that he felt he was capable of making the jump from high school to the pros. According to an article by Len Pasquarelli in 2007, Peterson is often named by talent evaluators as the player who most capable of making the jump.

Marcus Dupree, Philadelphia (Miss.), 1981
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The most prized high school prospect in the nation in 1981, Dupree scored on his very first possession as a freshman and finished his career with 87 touchdowns. When he arrived on campus at Oklahoma, head coach Barry Switzer reportedly said, "He was the best player on the field ... physically ready, as a true freshman, to be the best player on a great college team. Maybe even ready for the NFL at that age." Dupree came through as a freshman, rushing for 1,144 yards and earning second team All-America honors. However, he left Oklahoma after his freshman year and ended up playing the USFL at the age of 19. After a brief stint with the Los Angeles Rams, Dupree was out of the NFL due to injuries.
Why would he be drafted: Dupree was 210 pounds as a freshman in high school, eventually growing to 235 pounds. He also had sprinter speed, reportedly posting a 4.29 40-yard dash.

Andy Katzenmoyer, Westerville South (Westerville, Ohio), 1995
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A 6-foot-5, 240-pound linebacker in high school, Katzenmoyer devastated opponents with his speed and instincts. He was named the best player, not just linebacker, in the Detroit Free Press's Best in the Midwest rankings. USA Today named him National Defensive Player of the Year. He was Mr. Football in Ohio. He was also the top linebacker on the Parade Magazine All-America team. As a true freshman at Ohio State, he beat out a Butkus Award finalist from the year before, Greg Bellisari, at middle linebacker and set school records for sacks and tackles for loss while earning All-Big Ten honors. Ohio State had the nation's top passing defense with Katzenmoyer leading the way.
Why would he be drafted: Speed, instinct and tackling ability were Katzenmoyer's trademarks (his coach at Westerville South held him out of tackling drills to prevent other players from getting hurt, according to the Detroit Free Press). A neck injury as a rookie brought a premature end to his career.

Cookie Gilchrist, Har-Brack (Natrona Heights, Pa.), 1953
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Gilchrist was the top player in Pennsylvania in 1953. Just a junior, Gilchrist was one of the leading scorers in the state with 184 points on 24 touchdowns and 42 extra points. He earned all-state honors, receiving the most votes on the team. The problem for Gilchrist, however, is that he was ineligible to play as a senior. WPIAL rules prevented any senior who turned 19 prior to Sept. 1 from playing. Gilchrist turned 19 in May of his junior year. Fortune found Gilchrist in the form of Cleveland Browns coach Paul Brown, who signed Gilchrist to a contract. However a disagreement led to Gilchrist leaving the Browns. He did play in the Ontario Rugby Union (a precursor to the Canadian Football League) as a 19-year-old. He later played in the AFL and was the AFL MVP in 1962.
Why would he be drafted: Obviously talented enough to gain the attention of Paul Brown, who had coached the Browns to an 11-1 record and a runner-up finish to Detroit in the NFL championship game.

Orlando Pace, Sandusky (Ohio), 1993
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Pace was bigger than most professional offensive linemen when he was still in high school. At 6-foot-8, 320 pounds, Pace was the state lineman of the year as a senior while also earning All-America honors. He became one of just two Buckeyes to ever start as a true freshmen. He is the only two-time winner of the Lombardi Award, winning it as a 20-year old sophomore. He's in the NFL and College Halls of Fame.
Why would he be drafted: Size alone would have made Pace a tempting pick. He's one of the largest players ever selected to the Hall of Fame. However, he was also characterized as being very athletic for a player his size. It was those attributes that made him the No. 1 overall pick in the 1997 NFL Draft.

Bill Fralic, Penn Hills (Pittsburgh, Pa.), 1980
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A four-year starter at Penn Hills, Fralic helped his team win three WPIAL championships. As a senior, he earned the Dial National Athlete of the Year Award, which had been given the previous year to Herschel Walker. A two-way lineman, Fralic had 15 sacks as a senior, but he found his way into the starting lineup at Pittsburgh as a college freshman. He eventually earned consensus All-America honors twice and was twice a top 10 finisher in the Heisman Trophy voting. He was a four-time Pro Bowl player in the NFL with the Falcons.
Why would he be drafted: Fralic's versatility would have been a huge bonus as he was able to play on both the offensive and defensive lines as well as tight end. He dominated high school opponents with his quickness and strength.

Bronko Nagurski, Bemidji (Minn.), 1926
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More legendary stories have been told about Nagurski than probably any NFL player in history. Noted for his incredible strength, speed and agility, Nagurski was a powerful runner on offense, but also strong enough to play offensive tackle. He ran the 100-yard dash in 10.2 seconds and reportedly had a 19.5 inch ring size — the largest of any NFL Hall of Fame member. He reportedly could have played any position on the field during the 1930s, including quarterback. He threw several touchdown passes in leading the Bears to two world championships.
Why would he be drafted: At 6-2, 220 pounds, Nagurski was bigger than over half of the linemen on the Chicago Bears when he joined them. His natural strength made him such a valuable player at the University of Minnesota and later with the Bears.