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Georgia 2022 Rankings Updated & Expanded

Phil Kerber
Georgia Scouting Director

We are on to 2021, which means it is time to take a fresh look at the 2022 class rankings. We expand our rankings to the top-240 prospects in the state. A considerable amount of time will be spent diving into this class, as it is one of the deepest in the entire country. For today, we are going to focus on the top-50 or so prospects.

We will start by checking in on the top-10. Then we will highlight prospects who made big jumps and those who are still uncommitted.

Top-10 Check-In

+ The top-6 prospects in the state remain unchanged. No. 1-ranked Vanderbilt commit RHP Dylan Lesko (Buford) continues to be the most dominant arm in the class. At this point, Lesko is almost a household name and his repertoire is well known. He lives in the low 90s with a wipeout changeup. Although Lesko is firmly the No. 1 prospect in the state, No. 2 SS Termarr Johnson (Mays) and Vanderbilt commit OF Andruw Jones (Wesleyan) are just as highly regarded in their own right. Johnson is a premier left-handed hitter and defender. Every time we saw him this summer he constantly was barreling pitches up. Jones has a huge amount of upside given his lean, athletic frame. He has a powerful swing at the plate and an impressive arm in the outfield.

+ After a hugely impressive performance at the 2020 PBR Future Games this summer for Team Georgia, Oklahoma State commit RHP Manning West (Apalachee) rises to No. 7. West has a massive 6-foot-6, 225-pound frame, creating a very intimidating presence on the mound. He works his fastball into the low 90s and compliments it with one of the best breaking balls in the state. West has a big time swing and miss slider that he can spin up to 2700 rpm at 76-79 mph.

Manning West

+ RHP/SS/QB1 Samuel Horn (Collins Hill) makes his debut in the top-10 as he sneaks in at No. 10. Horn is a legitimate two sport athlete at the level as he is not only a top ranked prospect on the diamond, but he is also one of the top QB prospects in the 2022 class. Horn has an ultra projectable 6-foot-4, 190-pound frame. He works short and loose, working his fastball into the low 90s. He backs it up with an 11/5 slider that has potential to be a swing and miss pitch. He also has more than enough athleticism to stick at short and can swing it from both sides of the plate.
Samuel Horn


+ Clemson commit SS Cooper Blauser (Wesleyan) flies up the rankings to No. 11 after a huge summer season. We had the opportunity to see Blauser frequently at LakePoint and all he did was barrel up pitch after pitch. He has power to all fields with a quick, fluid swing. Defensively, Blauser will slot in on the left-side of the infield, but he has the versatility to play anywhere on the infield outside of catcher.

+ Vanderbilt commit SS/RHP Reginald Austin (Pace Academy) rises up to No. 14 in the state. Austin is an explosive two-way prospect. He has a whippy barrel and can use the whole field with aggressive intent. Austin also has very athletic hands that allow him to control the barrel to a high degree. On the mound, he sits in the upper 80s with a big breaking slurve.

+ Two left-handed hitting outfielders made big moves as Clemson commit Lleyton Lackey (Grovetown) and Texas Tech commit Gage Harrelson (Houston County) move to No. 19 and No. 20. Lackey is one of the top athletes in the class. He can absolutely fly around the bases and in center field. Harrelson has a highly projectable 6-foot-3, 175-pound frame. He is equipped with some big tools. Harrelson has the speed and arm to stick in center field at the next level. At the plate, he has a gap-to-gap approach and good feel for the barrel. As he continues to mature, look for him to develop advanced power.
Gage Harrelson

+ One of the best pure hitters in the state, Georgia commit SS Jonathan Little (Sandy Creek) checks in at No. 38. Little has an innate ability to put the barrel on the ball. He has a line drive approach to all fields and has shown pull-side pop. He may be the toughest out in the entire state. He constantly battles at the plate, not trying to do too much.


+ No. 18-ranked OF/RB Jamie Felix (Camden County) has a really good chance of being a two sport athlete at the next level. One of the top running backs in the country, he is also one of the top power hitters in the country. A member of Team Georgia at the 2020 PBR Future Games, Felix showed off a short, whippy swing, as he sent numerous balls over the fence in left field. He drives the ball with bad man intentions. The right-handed hitter had a max hand speed of 24.90 and a max speed of 84.50.
Jamie Felix

+ Another member of Team Georgia and a division I football prospect, RHP/QB Bryce Archie (McEachern) slots in at No. 31 in the state. Archie has a strong, sturdy 6-foot-2, 190-pound frame. At the Future Games, he worked his fastball up to 90 and mixed in a tight slider at 80-82. Archie pounds the zone and attacks hitters with his arsenal. He is a highly competitive arm.
Bryce Archie

+ The trend of Future Games alumni continues with Team Select 2 UTL Gavin Black (North Oconee), who is the No. 33-ranked prospect. Black has one of the most electric arms in the class. He has been up to 92 on the mound, 95 from the outfield and 82 from behind the plate. He has two-way capabilities, but his best position is on the mound. Black can spin the ball like few can. His fastball spins north of 2500 rpm and his breaking ball can get into the 2700s. Both pitches are swing and miss offerings. He also has a nice fading changeup in his back pocket. What makes him an intriguing two-way is not only the arm strength but also his power potential from the left-side of the plate.
Gavin Black

+ The final Future Gamer we will look at is Team Georgia’s No. 37 SS/OF Chandler Pollard (Woodward Academy). Pollard is a lanky athlete who can float around the diamond. He has the athleticism, range and arm to slot in at short or center field at the next level. A lean 6-foot-1, 165-pounds, as he fills outs,more power at the plate will come. Presently, he swings with easy effort short and quick to the zone with a middle approach.
Chandler Pollard

+ No. 43 3B/RHP William Mosley (Allatoona) decommitted from Army late in the summer. He has a chance to be an impact bat and arm at the next level. Mosley looks to punish the baseball at the plate. He has advanced strength throughout his entire 5-foot-11, 200-pound frame, which he uses well to drive the ball to all fields. On the mound, he can run his fastball into the upper 80s and has a sharp 12/6 curveball.

Complete 2022 Rankings

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