Our Top 20 for 2022: The Statesman's complete rundown on the best Austin-area football players

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This summer, the American-Statesman will break down the upcoming football season for the Austin area by looking at the top high school football players at each position. Each week, the area's top 20 players will be ranked at each position in two installments.

These aren't recruiting rankings, though we do factor raw talent into the equation. Instead, rankings are based on their productivity and their anticipated impact on their respective teams during the upcoming season.

This page will be updated with links to all the stories we write during the eight weeks we break down the positions.

Quarterbacks

Our Top 20 for 2022: Hutto's Will Hammond, Round Rock's Mason Cochran among top QBs

Our Top 20 for 2022: Mason Shorb, Austin Novosad, Bo Edmundson among top QBs

Offensive linemen

Our Top 20 for 2022: San Marcos' Ory Williams, Cedar Ridge's Ian Wollard among top OLs

Our Top 20 for 2022: Westake's TJ Shanahan, Vandegrift's Ian Reed top OLs

Running backs

Our Top 20 for 2022: Glenn's DJ Dugar, Hutto's Jalon Banks among top RBs

Our Top 20 for 2022: Manor's Quinten Joyner, LBJ's Sedrick Alexander among top area RBs

Receivers

Our Top 20 for 2022: St. Michael's Joseph Moreland, Westwood's Grant Jaeger among top WRs

Our Top 20 for 2022: Who joins Westlake's Jaden Greathouse among Austin area's top WRs?

Defensive linemen

Our Top 20 for 2022: St. Michael's Jah Griffin, Weiss edge Lorenzo Diggs among area's top DLs

Our Top 20 for 2022: Manor's Princewill Umanmielen among Austin area's top defensive linemen

Linebackers

Our Top 20 for 2022: Rouse's Zach LaCombe, Westlake's Byers Petty among area's top LBs

Our Top 20 for 2022: Hutto's Bujnoch, LBJ's McCutchin headline Austin-area LBs

Defensive backs

Our Top 20 for 2022: Connally's Lawrence Doe, McNeil's Aaron Crowe among area's top DBs

Our Top 20 for 2022:Weiss' Peyton Morgan, Del Valle's Lawrence Falke top Austin-area DBs

Utility athletes

Our Top 20 for 2022: Anderson's Cole Canady, Caden Winzer of Johnson among top utility athletes

Our Top 20 for 2022: Who joins 4-star football recruit Bravion Rogers as a top Austin-area utility athlete?

This article originally appeared on Austin American-Statesman: Austin-area top football players for the 2022 season