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High school football: The area’s top 50 players

The best high school football players in the Chicago area for the 2021-22 season.

Simeon’s Malik Elzy after Simeon defeats Kenwood.
Simeon’s Malik Elzy after Simeon defeats Kenwood.
Allen Cunnigham/For the Sun-Times

The area’s top 50 players, listed in alphabetical order.

Player, School, Year, Position, Height, Weight

Yaser Al-Awadi, Maine East, Sr., OL., 6-8, 300

Jordan Anderson, Joliet Catholic, Sr., RB, 6-3, 215

Jared Badie, Oswego East, Sr., LB, 6-5, 212

Austin Barrett, St. Charles East, Jr., OT, 6-6, 275

Jacob Bostick, Palatine, Sr., WR, 6-3, 170

Henry Boyer, Brother Rice, Sr., TE, 6-6, 250

Kaleb Brown, St. Rita, Sr., WR, 5-11, 177

Saveon Brown, Thornwood, Sr., DB, 6-1, 187

Jalen Buckley, Batavia, Sr., RB, 6-0, 205

Trevor Burnett, Glenbard South, Sr., RB, 6-3, 215

Sebastian Cheeks, Evanston, Sr., LB, 6-3, 210

Ben Clawson, Hersey, Sr., RB, 6-0, 190

Kaden Cobb, Fenwick, Sr., QB, 6-3, 180

Luke Dalton, Marian Central, Sr., OT, 6-5, 300

Maurice Edwards, Warren, Sr., RB, 6-0, 198

Malik Elzy, Simeon, Jr., WR, 6-3, 198

Valen Erickson, St. Rita, Sr., OT, 6-6, 280

Reggie Fleurima, Naperville Central, Sr., WR, 6-2, 200

Mark Forcucci, Wheaton North, Sr., QB, 6-1, 190

Paolo Gennarelli, St. Charles North, Sr., OG, 6-3, 275

Aidan Gray, Naperville North, Jr., QB, 6-2, 175

Tysean Griffin, Morgan Park, So., WR, 5-11, 165

Nathan Hayes, St. Charles East, Sr., QB, 6-4, 195

Nick Hissong, Cary-Grove, Sr., FB, 6-1, 230

Malachi Hood, Joliet Catholic, Sr., LB, 6-2, 210

Mack Indestad, Lemont, Sr., OT, 6-7, 265

Dontrell Jackson Jr., Marist, Sr., QB, 6-0, 180

Tyler Jansey, Batavia, Jr., LB, 6-1, 215

Jashawn Johnson, Hoffman Estates, Sr., WR, 5-10, 165

Tre Jones, Oswego East, Jr., QB, 6-2, 180

Jack Lausch, Brother Rice, Sr., QB, 6-3, 195

Jimmy Liston, Fenwick, Sr., C, 6-4, 310

Marco Maldonado, Loyola, Sr., RB, 5-11, 183

Jalil Martin, Kenwood, Sr., WR, 6-3, 195

Carter McAlilly, Brother Rice, Sr., OG, 6-1 290

Deuce McGuire, Marist, Sr., OT, 6-5, 270

TJ McMillen, St. Francis, Jr., DL, 6-4, 235

Chris Petrucci, Maine South, Sr., TE, 6-5, 210

Roderick Pierce, Brother Rice, Jr., DT, 6-3, 275

Tony Phillips, Bishop McNamara, So., RB, 5-6, 170

Eian Pugh, Fenwick, Sr., WR, 6-4, 170

Eli Reed, Downers South, Sr., WR, 5-11, 180

Max Reese, Fenwick, Sr., WR, 6-3, 200

Gabe Rosen, Evanston, Jr., OT, 6-5, 330

Jameson Sheehan, Cary-Grove, Sr., QB, 6-4, 190

Deakon Tonielli, Oswego, Jr., TE, 6-6, 215

Tommy Ulatowski, St. Rita, Sr., QB, 6-2, 180

Aaron Vaughn, Brother Rice, Sr., RB, 5-10, 185

Damon Walters, Bolingbrook, Jr., S, 6-1, 175

Roy Williams, Shepard, Sr., DL, 6-7, 245