ATLANTA (BVM) – Over the past decade, Georgia has staked its claim as one of the top quarterback producing states in the country. With natives like Justin Fields and Cam Newton, the growing list of star players at the position continues to expand. With the crop of quarterbacks already setting the stage for the 2022 season, here’s a look at the top 10 high school quarterbacks in the state of Georgia:
10. Colin Houck, Sr., Parkview
Houck has been a consistent producer since his sophomore season leading the Panthers. With two years of starting experience under his belt, Houck has quickly found his rhythm during Parkview’s undefeated 4-0 start. After a down year as a team in 2021, the senior quarterback is ready to return the Panthers back to the 7A playoffs after doing so in sophomore campaign. With a solid start to his final year, Houck is ready to build off his over 2,000-yard passing season as a junior, during the remainder of this year’s schedule.
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9. Judd Anderson, Jr., Jones County
Through five games of the 2022 season, Anderson has passed for 807 yards and holds a 8:5 touchdown-to-interception ratio. In his first season at Jones County, the 6-foot-6 quarterback is ready for a different style of play after running the Wing-T offense at Ridgeland. Fresh off a 10-3 campaign in 2021, the Greyhounds are hoping Anderson can lead them to similar success throughout the remainder of the schedule. So far, the junior quarterback has quickly found his footing.
— BallSoHardFam (@BallSoHardFam1) August 25, 2022
8. Luke Kromenhoek, Jr., Benedictine
Kromenhoek spent the majority of his sophomore campaign backing up former Benedictine quarterback and current Auburn Tiger, Holden Geriner. When he did step on the field, the 6-foot-4, 185-pound signal caller saw most of his action at the position as a runner and outside at wide receiver. Now given the keys to the offense, Kromenhoek is ready to put his stamp on 2022 in his first season of starting. Following a 13-2 campaign in 2021, the Florida State commit is ready to return the Cadets back to the state championship as the team aims for a repeat opportunity.
— Andrew Ivins (@Andrew_Ivins) August 27, 2022
7. Jakhari Williams, Jr., First Presbyterian
Williams’ sophomore campaign helped the First Presbyterian star get his first taste of starting action as the Vikings quarterback passed for 1,814 yards and 15 passing touchdowns. With a 10-3 season behind him, Williams is hoping to take the positive momentum throughout 2022 where he’s already passed for eight touchdowns. As the Vikings aim to get back on track following a slow start, Williams is ready to show that he has all the tools to lead the program back to the same regular season success.
missing it !! pic.twitter.com/wzilgh2PPD
— Jakhari Williams (@JakhariWilliam4) February 23, 2022
6. Antwann Hill, So., Houston County
One of the younger talents in the state, Hill opened his high school career starting on the varsity team and quickly garnered attention from some of the top programs in the country. With a steady build up through 10 games, Hill has taken his experience from last year and ran with it. So far through four games, the sophomore quarterback has helped Houston County to a perfect 4-0 start, racking up 1,184 yards through the air and 13 touchdowns. With Hill taking a major jump in his second season, he clocks in as one of the most intriguing players in the state this year, and heading forward.
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5. Julian Lewis, Fr., Carrollton
Eyes have been on the freshman sensation for some time, as Lewis has already garnered attention from Power 5 colleges before even turning 14. As an eighth grader, Lewis played on the ninth grade Carrollton team getting his first taste of high school football action. This year, Lewis has quickly transitioned to the varsity level passing for 1,315 yards, with a 19:2 touchdown-to-interception ratio in his freshman campaign. With already impressive stats through five games, it’ll be just a matter of time before Lewis finds himself even higher on the list whether that be this season or in the future.
14-year old, top 2026 QB phenom Julian Lewis is already impressing NFL and CFB stars 👀
— PFF College (@PFF_College) July 19, 2022
4. Malachi Singleton, Sr., North Cobb
The 6-foot-1, 225-pound North Cobb senior has staked his claim as the top dual-threat quarterback in the state after stamping another 1,000–yard rushing season on his resume. During 2021, Singleton saw his numbers improve in almost every category with over 2,300 passing yards, 24 passing touchdowns and 25 rushing touchdowns. His improvement as a passer has been the biggest step in his development entering his senior season. After sustaining an injury against Buford in Week 2, the Arkansas commit will likely be sidelined for the remainder of the season.
North Cobb's Malachi Singleton delivered the BOOM for his 5th rushing TD 💪 pic.twitter.com/qdVcVfWFrd
— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) August 28, 2021
3. Air Noland, Jr., Langston Hughes
With a solid build up to the starting job his freshman season, Noland enjoyed a breakout sophomore campaign, throwing for 2,581 and 34 touchdowns, coming up one win short of the 6A state title. His breakout season has contributed to a near perfect start to his junior campaign, with a 17-0 touchdown to interception ratio. Noland is turning the heads of not only opposing coaches, but college recruiters, as Langston Hughes has gotten out to an undefeated opening in 2022. With arguably the most impressive start for a high schooler in the state, Noland could find his name higher up on the list in just a matter of time.
Prentiss “Air” Noland keeps it on the RPO and takes it in for Langston Hughes. After the 2-point conversion, the Panthers lead Mays 14-0 in the 1st quarter. pic.twitter.com/UnrLhrHTa6
— High School Scoreboard Show (Friday 7p – Midnight) (@hssports929) September 3, 2022
2. Jake Merklinger, Jr., Calvary
Taking over the starting position at Calvary Day School his freshman season, Merklinger has become one of the state’s top passers, improving in every season at the high school level, so far. Last season, the Calvary quarterback passed for over 2,500 yards as a sophomore helping the program to a regional title and a 12-1 record. After garnering attention early on from some of the nation’s top collegiate programs, Merklinger currently slots in as one of the top–ranked quarterbacks in his class, according to 247Sports. A solid playoff run last year for Calvary has set up Merklinger for a hot start to his junior campaign.
— Jake Merklinger (@JakeMerklinger) August 20, 2022
1. Dylan Lonergan, Sr., Brookwood
Lonergan has been one of the top players in the state since his sophomore season, topping 2,000 passing yards in his first year heading the Broncos. The 6-foot-2 quarterback shined in his junior campaign passing for 3,392 yards and 32 touchdowns, as Brookwood enjoyed a 10-3 record in the state’s top conference. With high expectations for the state’s top quarterback, the Alabama commit is hoping he can take last year’s success and flip the script on their early season.
Brookwood takes the lead on this TD pass from Dylan Lonergan pic.twitter.com/VBBBZehjQT
— solvingfootball (@solvingfootball) August 20, 2022