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Vote now: Who was the best high school wide receiver in the country in 2022?

We want to hear from you: Who's been the best of the best?

State championship games are still waiting to be played in several states, but we've seen enough to get a jump on honoring some of the best high school football players in the country this season.

The top wide receivers across the nation this season have posted some amazing highlights and numbers, and this week we featured the best of the best.


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Now we're giving fans a chance to choose the wide receiver who has impressed them the most in 2022.

The top three vote-getters in the wide receiver poll below will advance to the MVP round, where fans can choose the top player in the country this season regardless of position.

Wide receiver voting will conclude Saturday, Dec. 3, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.

Write-ups on each player are below the poll.

(Trech Kekahuna photo by Jann Hendry)

Elijah Caldwell, sr., Northwestern (South Carolina)

Caldwell has 59 catches for 1,120 yards and 16 touchdowns this season, including a 100-yard game last week to help send Northwestern to the state semifinals on Friday against Greenville. The 6-foot-1 receiver will be playing for West Virginia next season.

Chris Culliver, sr., Maiden (North Carolina)

Culliver continued his enormous season with nine catches for 176 yards and two touchdowns in a third-round playoff win last week. On the season the four-star North Carolina commit has 78 catches for 1,764 yards and 25 touchdowns in 13 games.

Davion Dozier, sr., Moody (Alabama)

Dozier finished his high school career with a flourish, catching 10 passes for 231 yards and two touchdowns in a playoff loss to Arab. He had 58 catches for 1,301 yards and 19 touchdowns in his final high school season before heading to college at Arkansas.

Crew Erickson, sr., Wasatch (Utah)

Utah started its high school football earlier than most states, so as Erickson's been among the top receivers in the nation it was fair to wonder if the early start skewed the numbers a bit. But here we are at the end of November and he's still tops in the nation with 141 catches for 1,829 yards. The 6-foot-2 three-star receiver earned an offer from Miami earlier this month.

Jaden Gibson, sr., Rabun County (Georgia)

Gibson thrived with Gunner Stockton throwing him the ball last year, and he's been even better as a senior for undefeated Rabun County. He broke Georgia's career records for receiving yards and touchdowns in October and has a shot at a 2,000-yard season in his final year of high school. He recently decommitted from Georgia Southern, and Virginia is now considered the favorite.

Yazeed Haynes, sr., North Penn (Pennsylvania)

Haynes had 55 catches for 1,212 and 13 touchdowns heading into the playoffs for North Penn, where he transferred in the offseason. He was super impressive through the air playing for a run-heavy offense, and the 6-foot-2 two-way player will be competing for Georgia next year.

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Micah Hudson, jr., Lake Belton (Texas)

Hudson was a threat as a receiver, runner and returner as a junior, but the No. 2-ranked recruit in Texas regardless of position really blossomed as a receiver. He had nearly 1,200 yards through the air and 14 touchdowns, plus another 243 yards and two TDs on the ground and 352 return yards.

Brandon Inniss, sr., American Heritage (Florida)

Inniss has gone over 1,000 yards this season against some tough competition, with hopefully three games remaining if American Heritage makes it to the state championship game. The Ohio State commit has 13 touchdown catches this season.

Vandrevius Jacobs, sr., Vero Beach (Florida)

Jacobs went from rock-solid as a junior (809 yards and 10 TDs) to spectacular as a senior, catching 84 passes for 1,352 yards and 19 touchdowns. And the 6-foot Florida State commit isn't done yet, as Vero Beach plays a big playoff game this weekend against Osceola.

Tae Johnson, jr., Fort Wayne North Side (Indiana)

Johnson, one of the best high school football and basketball players in Indiana, has had an up-and-down-and-up three years on the gridiron. After a breakout freshman year and an off sophomore campaign playing for a 2-7 team, Johnson had over 1,000 yards receiving and 16 touchdowns as a junior to lead Fort Wayne North Side to an 8-3 season.

Xavier Jordan, jr., Los Angeles Cathedral (California)

Jordan exploded onto the national scene as a junior, catching 83 passes for 1,626 yards and 20 touchdowns in 13 games. The 6-foot-1 athlete is flying up the recruiting rankings and will continue to do so if he has a senior year that looked anything like his junior year.

Trech Kekahuna, sr., Bishop Gorman (Nevada)

Bishop Gorman is once again cruising through the Nevada playoffs, and Kekahuna has been the Gaels' somewhat surprising star at wide receiver. Zachariah Branch, considered by many to be the top wide receiver recruit in the nation, has had a fine year with nearly 800 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns, but Kekahuna has been better. He has 57 catches for 1,240 yards and 22 touchdowns and recently decommitted from Wisconsin as Power 5 conferences line up for his services.

Makai Lemon, sr., Los Alamitos (California)

Lemon played for one of the most balanced offenses in the state, and he didn't miss many passes thrown his way. The USC commit finished with 66 catches for 1,048, and 12 touchdowns, plus had an interception on defense and a kickoff return for a touchdown on special teams.