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Baxter: Receiver slot loaded with talent

scvarsity@sc.rr.comJuly 1, 2013 

THERE IS LITTLE doubt that the wide receiver position in S.C. high school football is loaded.

The top 10 of this list are FBS-caliber talent with offers on the table, and many of the rest have offers from some level. The 2014 and 2015 classes lead this list, but the 2016 class has stellar players who didn’t make the cut because of the depth of talent.

There are some players who would make this list that I have ranked in the “athlete” category, which will be released as a separate position.

I will be releasing evaluations/spotlights on the wide receivers as we progress towards the season.

At the top spot in this preseason ranking is Gaffney’s Shaq Davidson, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound senior.

Blake Bone of Woodruff occupies the No. 2 spot.

RANK PLAYER SCHOOL HGT. WGT. CLASS
1 Shaq DavidsonGaffney 6-1 190 2014
2 Blake BoneWoodruff 6-3 180 2014
3 Debo Samuel Chapman 6-0 175 2014
4 Shaedon Meadors Byrnes 6-0 175 2014
5 T.J. Foster Union County 6-2 175 2014
6 Vyncint SmithWestwood 6-1 175 2014
7 Bryan Edwards Conway 6-1 190 2016
8 Markeyvious Adams Greenwood 6-5 180 2015
9 Peter Goodman C.A. Johnson 6-2 170 2014
10 Tavin RichardsonByrnes 6-3 210 2015
11 Adonis LeeWestwood 6-2 185 2015
12 Aggadoria BowersBamberg-Ehrhardt 6-3 185 2014
13 Oceanez FluittC.E. Murray 6-3 180 2014
14 Freddie PhillipsPelion 6-0 190 2015
15 Chris German Stratford 5-11 180 2014
16 Mustafa Love Northwestern 6-2 189 2014
17 Josh McCoy York 6-2 200 2014
18 Isaiah Lewis Hillcrest 5-10 170 2014
19 Dre Massey Mauldin 6-0 170 2014
20 Lynard Jamison Blythewood 5-10 179 2014
21 J.J. Arcega-WhitesideDorman 6-0 180 2015
22 Donell Stanley Pinewood Prep 5-10 185 2014
23 Derek AndrewsOrangeburg Prep 6-2 189 2014
24 Tabari Hines South Florence 5-10 170 2015
25 Dupree HartNorthwestern 5-7 189 2015
26 Manny McCordIndian Land 5-10 190 2014
27 Bradford Lemons Dreher 6-2 160 2014
28 Raheem Ward Marlboro County 5-10 165 2014
29 Denzel Washington Allendale-Fairfax 5-10 170 2014
30 Chris Salerno Rock Hill 5-10 170 2014

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