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Best high school quarterbacks in the nation at the end of the 2022 football season

Here are 20 quarterbacks who stood out on a national level this season
Julian Sayin photo by Rudy Schmoke

Julian Sayin photo by Rudy Schmoke

Before the 2022 season, we featured 20 quarterbacks expected to be the best of the best in the nation. 

With the postseason done in some states and nearing completion in many others, we're highlighting some of the top-performing quarterbacks in the nation throughout the season.

Some are repeats from the list, some aren't and some came out of nowhere.

Here are our national SBLive Sports 2022 all-stars at quarterback.

Jackson Arnold, sr., Guyer (Texas)

Arnold has accounted for more than 3,000 total yards and 39 scores for the No. 11 team in the final Power 25 rankings of the regular season. The five-star Oklahoma commit has passed for 2,636 yards and 29 touchdowns in addition to rushing for 403 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Jackson Brousseau, sr., Lehi (Utah)

Lehi just capped off a perfect season by winning the Class 5A state title, and Brousseau played a vital role in the championship run. The Colorado State commit entered the big game with 2,987 passing yards and 34 scores.

Elijah Brown, jr., Mater Dei (California)

After a remarkably consistent sophomore year, Brown has posted nearly identical stats heading into the big rematch this weekend against St. John Bosco. He's thrown for 2,394 yards and 29 touchdowns with just four interceptions playing for the top-ranked team in the country.

CJ Carr, jr., Saline (Michigan)

The grandson of longtime Michigan Wolverines head coach Lloyd Carr, CJ plans to forge his own path at Notre Dame. The nation’s No. 5 quarterback in the junior class threw for 2,408 yards and 21 touchdowns in the regular season.

Aidan Chiles, sr., Downey (California)

A true dual threat at quarterback, Chiles has passed and rushed for 100-plus yards each in three games this season. The Oregon State commit has posted 2,835 yards and 33 passing touchdowns on top of rushing for 838 yards and nine touchdowns this year.

Marcos Davila, jr., Midland Legacy (Texas)

Davila entered the season as one of the top returning quarterbacks in Texas, and he lived up to the billing. A four-star prospect with offers from TCU, Baylor, West Virginia and more, Davila wrapped up his junior year with 2,922 passing yards and 35 touchdowns.

Brayden Dorman, sr., Vista Ridge (Colorado)

Few quarterbacks in the nation posted better numbers than Dorman in 2022. The future Arizona Wildcat ended the year with 3,781 passing yards and 54 total touchdowns, 49 of which came through the air.

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Zane Flores, sr., Gretna (Nebraska)

Flores has been good for nearly 250 yards and three downs per game entering the Class A state championship game. The Oklahoma State commit had a pair of six-touchdown games and has totaled 2,132 passing yards and 30 touchdowns. He’s also rushed for 777 yards and six scores.

Avery Johnson, sr., Maize (Kansas)

Entering the 5A state championship game, the future Kansas State Wildcat has thrown for 2,486 yards and 28 touchdowns (with only one interception) and rushed for 732 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Gabarri Johnson, sr., Tacoma Lincoln (Washington)

Johnson is as true of a dual-threat quarterback as they come, and his 2022 stats reflect that. He was one of the top rushers in the state with 1,360 yards and 18 touchdowns on the ground, and the Missouri commit added 1,831 yards and 20 TDs through the air with just four interceptions.

Lincoln Kienholz, sr., Riggs (South Dakota)

Kienholz put up monster numbers while leading Riggs to a 12-0 season and state title. The Washington commit tallied 3,422 yards and 46 touchdowns through the air, along with 1,435 yards and 24 touchdowns on the ground.

Sam Leavitt, sr., West Linn (Oregon)

Leavitt has led West Linn to the Class 6A state championship game with consistently impressive play at quarterback. He’s been responsible for 2,748 yards and 39 touchdowns, and he'll be playing college football at Washington State.

Austin Mack, jr., Folsom (California)

Entering the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division 1 semifinals last week, Mack had passed for 2,665 yards and 33 touchdowns. The four-star junior added 431 yards and seven scores in a 62-27 rout of Central Catholic.

Jayce Nixon, soph., Gaither (Florida)

Nixon had a breakout sophomore year, dicing up defenses for 3,066 yards and 35 scores. The left-handed gunslinger held offers from Maryland and Rhode Island entering the season, and more should be on the way in the coming months.

Prentiss "Air" Noland, jr., Langston Hughes (Georgia)

Noland is the field general for a Langston Hughes team which averages 55 points per game and cracked the Power 25 national rankings at the end of the regular season. Entering the 6A state quarterfinals, the stat line for the nation’s No. 12 quarterback in the junior class is 3,288 passing yards and 46 touchdowns with only three interceptions.

Austin Novosad, sr., Dripping Springs (Texas)

It hasn't been another 3,300-yard season for Novosad, but he's still put up some impressive numbers while leading Dripping Springs in its quest for the Class 6A Division II state title. The Baylor pledge has passed for 2,259 yards and 32 scores this season, bringing his career totals to 8,331 yards and 107 touchdowns.

Trey Petty, jr., Starkville (Mississippi)

Petty tallied 2,341 yards and 26 touchdowns passing the ball in addition to 569 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns carrying the ball. The junior holds a three-star rating, per the 247Sports composite, and he’s received offers from Mississippi State, San Diego State and Southern Miss.

Julian Sayin, jr., Carlsbad (California)

The nation’s No. 2 quarterback in the class of 2024, Sayin recently gave his pledge to the Alabama Crimson Tide. The pro-style quarterback had 2,620 and 27 touchdowns to his name entering the final game of his junior year, a loss to Lincoln in the CIF San Diego Section Open Division championship game.

LaNorris Sellers, sr., South Florence (South Carolina)

Sellers has killed defenses with arm and legs for a South Florence team entering the Class 4A state semifinals with a 13-0 record. The Syracuse commit recorded 1,999 passing yards and 27 touchdowns in addition to 841 rushing yards and 13 scores during the regular season.

Walker White, jr., Little Rock Christian (Arkansas)

A four-star prospect with offers from Ole Miss, Alabama, LSU and more, White kept building on a breakout sophomore season in 2021. He entered the Class 6A quarterfinals having thrown for 1,975 yards and 25 touchdowns and rushed for 837 yards and 16 scores.