The Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl and South Carolina Athletics Coaches Association announce the five finalists for the Mr. Football award, the top individual honor for high school seniors in the Palmetto State.
Kazarius “KZ” Adams, RB
Gray Collegiate Academy
Verbally committed to Georgia State
The running back has already put up more than 1,700 yards and 18 touchdowns this year for a Gray Collegiate squad that is among the best in all of Class 2A.
Will Mattison, QB
Northwestern High School
In leading Northwestern to a 2021 region championship, Mattison has thrown for 2,173 yards and 30 touchdowns so far this season. He is fast approaching 4,000 career passing yards and 50 career passing touchdowns.
Trent Pearman, QB
Daniel High School
Daniel is 18-0 with Pearman behind center, and his production is a big reason why. In two seasons, the 6-foot-2 signal caller has thrown for 4,813 yards and 61 touchdowns.
Adam Randall, WR
Myrtle Beach High School
Verbally committed to Clemson
The 6-foot-3, 200-pounder has tallied 2,532 yards and 26 total touchdowns rushing and receiving in 25 varsity games at Myrtle Beach. He verbally committed to Clemson in December.
Jaylen Sneed, LB, QB
Hilton Head Island High School
Verbally committed to Notre Dame
A linebacker by trade, Sneed rarely comes off the field for Hilton Head Island, also playing quarterback and contributing on special teams. He verbally committed to Notre Dame in July.
Editor’s note: South Carolina’s electric cooperatives have been the primary sponsors of the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl since 2012. The South Carolina Athletics Coaches Association organizes the event and is responsible for the selection of the state’s Mr. Football award.