2022 college football team recruits top 25 rankings


As the football strainer passes through July and NIL (name, picture, likeness) dominates the conversation, college football recruiting has flourished during the summer months.

June was the first time in more than 15 months that prospects have been able to make traditional official and unofficial visits, some every weekend of the month, since the start of the pandemic. As you might expect, this resulted in plenty of verbal engagements, over 100 in the Power 5 ranks alone for the 2022 class.

As such, SI All-American is updating its ranking of the top 25 classes, led by the program topped last month in the state of Ohio.

1. Ohio State (# 1 in June)

15 verbal commitments

June has been more of the same for Ryan Day and the Buckeyes, adding to the No.1 class with key pieces throughout the month, including Texas defensive back and NFL legacy Terrance Brooks on Wednesday. , reinforcing the best high school class in the country. Running back Dallan Hayden and forward Kaleb Brown were also added to Buckeye’s booty in June.

2. Notre-Dame (4)

16 verbal commitments

In the 2022 and 2023 promotions, the Irish are clearly on the rise. Momentum aside, the group could push to be the best class Brian Kelly has assembled in South Bend, led by a large group on the offensive and defensive line. He was reinforced further in June, but the addition of California linebacker Niuafe Tuihalamaka stands out the most.

3. State of Florida (8)

14 verbal commitments

More trench work became tangible for the Seminoles in June, strengthening the class on both sides, led by one of Alabama’s top blockers at Tae Woody. Another key addition against regional programs was Georgian offensive lineman Qae’shon Sapp.

4. Penn State (5)

12 verbal commitments

The more we dig into Penn State Transportation, the more we love the 12-man class to date. Drew Allar is a buildable QB banner and pass-catcher transport is about as big as any program in the country to date, led by Kaden Saunders, who really impressed us at Future 50 in June.

5. LSU (2)

11 verbal commitments

June has not been the best month for the Tigers in concrete terms, despite securing a solid pool of rookies on campus for visits, suffering a pair of pullouts. But the core of the class, led by state stars at Walker Howard’s QB and offensive tackle Will Campbell, remain among the best nationally.

6. Texas A&M (9)

10 verbal commitments

The Aggies are rolling the scouting track with key visitor momentum, but also a signing list move over the past month on the defensive side of the ball. Safety Jarred Kerr and linebackers Ish Harris and Martrell Harris jumped on board last week on their own.

7. Georgia (3)

11 verbal commitments

The Bulldogs lost two banner pledges with Bear Alexander and Deyon Bouie, but rebounded later in June with Florida secondary prospect JaCorey Thomas.

8. Boston College (12)

19 verbal commitments

America’s Largest Engagement Class increased further in June, with eight engagements since our last update. From downhill linebacker Edwin Kolenge to jumbo athlete RJ Maryland of Texas, the Eagles have pledges from prospects representing more than 10 states.

9. Texas (10)

12 verbal commitments

As well as being more impressed with QB Maalik Murphy every time we see him, including Wednesday night, the Longhorns hold a top 10 squad with instant success in state limits under Steve Sarkisian, including the latest addition Jamarion Miller.

10. Oklahoma (6)

8 verbal commitments

The smallest class in our top 10, the Sooners have clear star power in skill positions to date, led by tall wide receiver Luther Burden and the latest addition to running back Gavin Sawchuk. He and Raleek Brown are the best tailback duo on a program to date.

11. Baylor (14)

18 verbal commitments

The Bear class is big, it’s scorching on the track, and it might not be slowing down anytime soon. Not only has he added a slew of new engagements like offensive lineman George Maile recently, but his initial assessment of QB Zach Pyron appears to be one of Dave Aranda’s best calls to date. Not to mention the long-standing commitment and giant athlete Kaian Roberts-Day who ended his recruitment despite national interest last month.

12. State of Mississippi (11)

14 verbal commitments

Beyond the College World Series, Bulldogs fans should be excited about their next recruiting class. He picked up one of the best passing rushers in the state lines at Donterry Russell just before knocking down LSU offensive line engagement Lucas Taylor in the first week of June. His colleague Cam East replaces tackle Jacarius Clayton’s only disengagement of the month.

13. Rutger (7)

13 verbal commitments

Beyond the strong success of its New Jersey pipeline, RU has balanced its transport from 2022 to date, not to mention novelty. How about 6’7 “DJ Allen hopping on board in June? There are some fascinating top-to-bottom athletic profiles on Scarlet Knight’s engagement list and Gavin Wimsatt told SI he was everything locked up in the program after an official visit at the end of June.

14. Michigan (17)

12 verbal commitments

UM was one of the programs that quickly gained momentum in June, landing five prospects in six days, June 19-25. Of course, one of them was in the seemingly most fleeting position to date, the quarterback, landing the intriguing California passer Jayden Denegal headlining.

15. USC (24)

9 verbal commitments

The Trojans added three prospects in June, none of them more turning heads on the field or outside of star Peach State defensive lineman Mykel Williams. The mid-June engagement could be the first in a long line for USC in the state of Georgia, something to watch as Clay Helton’s program moves up the ranks.

16. Alabama (21)

8 verbal commitments

As she progresses, the Alabama class builds at its own pace around Ty Simpson. June was marked by two addition of skill positions in Louisiana, running back Le’Veon Moss and huge Florida wide receiver Amari Niblack. We all know there are many more on the way here.

17. Clemson (23)

8 verbal commitments

Pound for pound, Clemson’s June pickups shone about as brilliant as any program landing elite cover man Toriano Pride and passer Jihaad Campbell. The Tigers also secured regional security at Sherrod Covil and the rare scholarship kicker at Robert Gunn as Dabo Swinney doubled his list of engagements in a matter of weeks.

18. Kentucky (13)

11 verbal commitments

Kentucky maintains a top 20 class with one of the SEC’s biggest runs, adding Texas offensive lineman Nikolas Haul last week.

19. Oregon (16)

10 verbal commitments

The Ducks are in double digits on the pledge list and strengthened the top seven in June, diving again in Alabama with linebacker TJ Dudley and securing a pledge from former Washington verbal Sir Mells along the defensive interior .

20. Arkansas (18)

12 verbal commitments

The Razorbacks lived up to their most important commitments and took on another defensive lineman Nico Davillier last week, already Sam Pittman’s eighth commitment in state limits.

21. South Carolina (NR)

12 verbal commitments

The Gamecocks enter the Top 25 for the first time thanks to what relatively quickly becomes a secondary banner. Floridians Anthony Rose and JyVonte McClendon are tall, physical and lanky in addition to being new to the entry list. A third of Gamecock’s transport, not counting QB Braden Davis’s shutdown in the state last year, comes from the Sunshine State.

22. Florida (25)

10 verbal commitments

Florida surprised many on the recruiting trail over the first two June window weekends, with star-studded visitors and an engagement from Alabama native Shemar James. UF also added skill position talent in the Chandler Smith and Jamarrien Burt Rapids.

23. State of Oklahoma (19)

12 verbal commitments

The Pokes held a solid squad at the start of the summer and despite a few fluctuations, they still do so with their dozen or so commitments. He capped the month on a high note, however, toppling the impressive enlarged Talyn Shettron of rival Oklahoma, where he has just teamed up with his brother Tabry on the OSU engagement roster.

24. Missouri (20)

9 verbal commitments

Small but talented, the Tiger class remains intriguing in the Top 25 around high-profile passer Sam Horn. In June, Mizzou added Texas secondary prospect Marcus Scott.

25. Maryland (15)

12 verbal commitments

The Terps continue to turn heads on the track within the Big Ten, adding a trio of new engagements last month.

Abandoned: Cincinnati

Next group: UCLA, Virginia Tech, Minnesota, Cincinnati, State of North Carolina

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