Southwest Florida had a handful of high-flying offenses this past season. While the area is known for bruising ground games, more and more teams are taking to the air.
Quarterbacks are throwing more, and as a result receivers are putting up big-time numbers. But which pass catcher is the best in the region? We're letting readers decide.
Here are the nominees for the best wide receiver in Southwest Florida for the 2022 season (in alphabetical order). Vote in the poll below:
T.J. Abrams, Dunbar
Abrams (5-11, 175) has been stacking up scholarship offers after a standout junior year. He caught 37 passes for 424 yards and five touchdowns, while rushing for 248 yards on just 21 carries. Abrams has 15 offers from Power 5 colleges and 21 total Division I offers.
Anthony Benjamin, Dunbar
Benjamin had 34 receptions for 457 yards, a team-high for the Tigers, who won a regional championship. The past three seasons Benjamin (5-10, 160), a senior, had 1,799 yards and 17 touchdowns. He has four Division I offers.
Shaedon Cadore, Southwest Florida Christian Academy
Cadore (6-1, 165) was the biggest target in SFCA's pass-first attack. The senior had 694 receiving yards this season on 59 receptions. The past two seasons Cadore caught 111 balls for 1,473 yards and 14 scores.
Olsen Henry, First Baptist Academy
There are no official records, but Henry (6-3, 215) might be the first player in Collier County history with 1,000 receiving yards in back-to-back seasons. The Clemson commit has 61 catches, 1,159 yards and 13 touchdowns this season, leading FBA to the Class 1S championship game.
Joseph Miller, Gulf Coast
Miller's numbers are down a bit after he had 56 receptions and 883 yards as a junior. With the Sharks' running more this year, he still had a respectable 406 receiving yards. Miller (6-2, 195) added to his team's rushing attack, running for 269 yards on 46 carries.
Tim Miller, Evangelical Christian School
Miller was a big reason ECS went undefeated in the regular season. The 5-foot-10 senior had 60 catches for 832 yards and seven touchdowns in just nine games. The past three seasons Miller caught 106 passes for 1,496 yards for the Sentinels.
Jamal Streeter, Jr., Port Charlotte
After playing sparingly as a sophomore, Streeter (6-1, 170) had a breakout year. He had 55 receptions for 1,421 yards, more than half the Pirates' output in both categories. Streeter had six 100-yard receiving games this past season.
Matthew Turner, Bishop Verot
The Vikings threw for 3,122 yards this season, and Turner had the lion's share. He led regional champ Bishop Verot with 796 receiving yards on 44 receptions. Turner (5-9, 155) now has 1,145 career receiving yards with one year left to play.
Trevontay Watts, Bishop Verot
The dynamic senior was the Vikings' biggest deep threat. Watts caught 36 passes for 769 yards and eight touchdowns, averaging a team-high 21.4 yards per reception. He had 1,050 receiving yards at Bishop Verot the past two seasons.
Tookie Watts, Bishop Verot
In his first season at Bishop Verot, the 6-1, 150-pound junior led the regional champs in receptions and receiving touchdowns. Watts, the younger brother of teammate Trevontay, had 45 catches for 674 yards and 10 touchdowns.