2022 Wide Receivers to Watch this Season 

July 23, 2021

Emmanuel Charles-Lobo

Texas High School football has some of the toughest and most competitive competition in the nation. Texas is a great state that produces a lot of football talent that schools from around the nation seek to add to their respective rosters to help boost their team’s chances of having a winning program.

I have ranked in order who I think are some of the best wide receiver recruits to watch for this season. Of course, everyone knows about the guys at the top like Garlands Jordan Hudson, Lewisville’s Armani Winfield, but what about the others that deserve that spotlight too. Let’s take a look at who made the list.

 

Jay Fair | 5’11” 180 | Rockwall-Heath

The highly sought-after 3-star receiver from Rockwall-Heath could very easily be someone else’s four-star or a five-star talented player at the right college program. Jay holds over 31 DI offers. He’s fast off the LOS, lethal in and out of his routes, and is a match-up nightmare for most teams. Also a track star. Has a career with 79 receptions for 1,393 yards and 16 touchdowns. Offers include Auburn, Florida, TCU to name a few.

 

Dj Allen | 5’11” 185 | Gladewater

Four-star wideout who is a four-sport athlete. ( football, basketball, baseball, track). 2020 had nearly 60 receptions, for 1,316 yards and an impressive 17 touchdowns. Holds 21 DI offers. Arkansas, Baylor, USC, and TCU are some schools at the top of the list for Allen. He shows elite speed and agility and will burn anyone on the way to the end zone. Can create some great separation between himself and defenders. Should be special this season.

 

 

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Randy Masters | 6’1″ 175 | Shadow Creek

Randy is one of the top receiver prospects still uncommitted going into this season. He holds major interest in some of the nation’s best college football programs. Masters is a dangerous route runner, has a knack for getting open, and can make some big plays look routine. Look for him to be special this season and a big commitment coming down the road.

 

 

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Nicholas Anderson | 6’3″ 195 | Katy

Nicholas just committed to the Oregon Ducks earlier this month. He chooses them over some other high-profile schools like Notre Dame, Penn State, and USC to name a few from his 28 D1 offers. Plays for one of Texas powerhouses in Katy. Shows he is very quick at the snap of the ball, quick in and out of cuts, and is very versatile on the field. Great speed and he’s got some really long arms. I think Anderson will be a great one with a height ceiling in college and beyond.

 

 

Dillon Bell | 6’2″ 200 | The Kinkaid School

Bell is a very highly rated receiver who many think will take his talents to Ann Arbor and play for the Michigan Wolverines. Holds 31 D1 offers. Has a career total of 1,091 rushing yards, 56 receptions, 682 yards, 7 rec touchdowns, and 25 rushing TDs.

 

Noah Thomas  | 6’5″ 180 | Clear Springs

The Aggies commit is a tall lengthy receiver who will surely put up a lot of points for Clear Springs this fall. Watching him in 7-on-7 play. Not many could guard this receiver who was a match-up problem for many. His size, height, speed, and soft hands make him a red zone threat and one who can run up the scoreboard in a hurry.

 

Caleb Douglas | 6’3″ 185 | Hightower

Hightower has a special receiver in the future Baylor Bear. Douglas is a strong No. 1 or No. 2 receiver who plays fast, physically, and is lethal running his routes. The catch radius on this guy is like a 6’7 player because of his long arms and vertical ability to climb the latter and pluck the ball out of the air. Douglas should have a strong season this year and long-term football success in college and beyond. Possess late to mid-round projection at the professional level.

 

Zion Steptoe | 6’0″ 170 | Memorial

Utah commits stored up the recruiting headlines this year with all the offers and schools trying to earn Steptoe’s commitment to their respective university.

 

Jace Wilson | 6’4″ 185 | Guyer

3-star receiver and a two-sport athlete who holds 12 division I offers l. Jace is one who I think could move up the charts this season. He should put on an impressive senior campaign for Guyer.

 

CJ Nelson | 6’0″ 165 | Richland

The SMU commit has had an impressive high school career year to date and Thais season should be no different. Nelson is a three-sport athlete who competes in football, basketball, and track. 2020 was a first-team selection as a junior for 4-5A D-I. 2019 Unanimous first-team all-district as a sophomore.

 

Ma’Leeyon Winfield | 6’4″ 200 | Dallas Skyline

Winfield may very well be one that could surprise many this season, he’s got a big athletic frame with some mass and long arms. He has room to continue to ass more mass to that frame at the next level. He is one to keep your eye out for this season and one that could light up the scoreboards for Dallas Skyline.

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