On3 Consensus Team Recruiting Rankings: Top classes after All-American Bowl

On3 imageby:Peter Warren01/08/22


The last two weeks have been an exciting time for college football fans. From a plethora of bowl games to the College Football Playoffs to high school all-star games, there has been a lot to enjoy.

And on top of all of that, some of the top recruits have announced their commitments, causing big shakeups in the On3 Consensus Team Recruiting Rankings. Here are the top 35 ranked teams in the On3 Consensus Team Recruiting Rankings after the Under Armour All-American Game and All-American Bowl.

1. Texas A&M (95.739)
7 five-stars |20 four-stars | 1 three-stars | 28 total recruits
Top Commit: Powell (Tenn.) High defensive lineman Walter Nolen, No. 2 in On3 Consensus
Summary: Texas A&M has the No. 1 class all but wrapped up with its nation-high seven five-star recruits. That includes four of the top eight recruits in the On3 Consensus and three of the cycle’s top five Five-Star Plus+ recruits in Nolen, wide receiver Evan Stewart and linebacker Harold Perkins.

2. Alabama (94.753)
3 five-stars | 20 four-stars | 1 three-stars | 24 total recruits
Top Commit: Alabaster (Ala.) Thompson EDGE Jeremiah Alexander, No. 9
Summary: Alabama has done what it usually does and that is recruit well all across the field. Fourteen players rank in the top 100 with Alexander, quarterback Ty Simpson and running back Emmanuel Henderson leading the way as five-star recruits.

3. Georgia (94.573)
5 five-stars | 16 four-stars | 6 three-stars | 27 total recruits
Top Commit: Jefferson (Ga.) athlete Malaki Starks, No. 6 in On3 Consensus
Summary: It’s a loaded group for the Bulldogs, who have the second-most five-star prospects in the country with five. That group includes Starks, defensive lineman Mykel Williams, cornerback Jaheim Singletary, cornerback Daylen Everette and EDGE Marvin Jones Jr. Jones is ranked as the No. 1 player in the On300.

4. Ohio State (93.735)
2 five-stars | 17 four-stars | 2 three-stars | 21 total recruits
Top Commit: Pickerington (Ohio) Pickerington Central athlete Sonny Styles, No. 11
Summary: Ohio State is all but locked into this No. 4 spot as the top three is out of reach and they have a monster gap ahead of every team behind them. Formerly the No. 3 overall player in the 2023 On300, Style has reclassified to the 2022 cycle and is one of the Buckeyes’ two five-star prospects with linebacker and fellow Ohio native C.J. Hicks.

5. Texas (92.492)
1 five-stars | 19 four-stars | 8 three-stars | 28 total recruits
Top Commit: Humble (Texas) Summer Creek offensive tackle Kelvin Banks, No. 15
Summary: Before December, Texas had only one top-100 commit in four-star wide receiver Brenen Thompson. Now, the Longhorns have four after Banks, four-star interior offensive lineman Neto Umeozulu and four-star cornerback Terrance Brooks committed to the school. Banks and Umeozulu make up two of the group’s six offensive lineman.

6. Notre Dame (92.031)
0 five-stars | 19 four-stars | 2 three-stars | 21 total recruits
Top Commit: Hilton Head Island (S.C.) Hilton Head linebacker Jaylen Sneed, No. 34
Summary: Notre Dame has built a solid all-around class. Sneed is the only player in the top 100 of the On3 Consensus but the Fighting Irish have 11 commits in ranked in the 100s. They are loaded at linebacker as well with Sneed, Traverse City (Mich.) Central’s Joshua Burnham, Mission Hills (Calif.) Bishop Alemany’s Niuafe Tuihalamaka and Grand Rapids (Mich.) Catholic Central’s Nolan Ziegler.

7. Penn State (91.878)
2 five-stars | 14 four-stars | 8 three-stars | 24 total recruits
Top Commit: Medina (Ohio) High quarterback Drew Allar, No. 24
Summary: Allar and five-star running back Nick Singleton have been two of the biggest risers in the recruiting class over the last few months, going from four-star prospects to no-doubt five-stars and potentially the best players at their respective positions. The two might be the fulcrum that pushes the Nittany Lions over the hump and into the College Football Playoff sooner rather than later.

8. Oklahoma (91.492)
0 five-stars | 15 four-stars |2 three-stars | 17 total recruits
Top Commit: Littleton (Colo.) Valor Christian running back Gavin Sawchuk, No. 80
Summary: It has been a wild month-plus for the Sooners recruiting class, but Bob Stoops, Brent Venables and the entire Oklahoma coaching staff have done a solid job holding the class together. They lost a few of their top guys but have also managed to get some big-time commits. The biggest pickups were four-star quarterback Nick Evers and four-star wideout Jayden Gibson, two players with lots of potential.

9. Michigan (90.036)
1 five-stars | 15 four-stars | 6 three-stars |23 total recruits
Top Commit: Grosse Pointe (Mich.) Grosse Pointe South cornerback Will Johnson, No. 23
Summary: Michigan dud as well as any team down the stretch heading into the early signing period. Johnson has been committed since February 2021. But the Wolverines next four top-rated recruits — four-star defensive lineman Derrick Moore, four-star wide receiver Darrius Clemons, four-star safety Keon Sabb and four-star safety Zeke Berry — all committed in December.

10. North Carolina (90.970)
2 five-stars | 10 four-stars | 5 three-stars | 17 total recruits
Top Commit: Lynchburg (Va.) Liberty Christian Academy offensive tackle Zach Rice, No. 14
Summary: North Carolina may have underperformed on the football field this season but the Tar Heels are on the verge of finishing the cycle with a top-10 recruiting class. There’s still time to go, but if its accomplished, its two current five-star recruits in Rice and defensive lineman Travis Shaw will be a major reason why.

11. Clemson (90.026)
1 five-stars | 7 four-stars | 3 three-stars | 12 total recruits
Top Commit: Austin (Texas) Westlake quarterback Cade Klubnik, No. 22
Summary: Klubnik is the star of the class but it is not as strong as it was a few weeks ago. Three of the Tigers’ former top five recruits play go to IMG — four-star cornerback Daylen Everette, four-star EDGE Jihaad Campbell and four-star athlete Keon Sabb — and they all decommitted after Brent Venables left for Oklahoma.

12. Miami (89.934)
0 five-stars | 9 four-stars | 1 three-stars | 10 total recruits
Top Commit: Greer (S.C.) IMG Academy tight end Jaleel Skinner, No. 66
Summary: Miami has the smallest class of any team in the top 20 with only 10 recruits. But nine of them are four-stars with Skinner, defensive lineman Nyjalik Kelly and cornerback Khamauri Rogers leading the class. Suffice to say, Mario Cristobal has done a great job since taking over as head coach.

13. Kentucky (89.741)
1 five-stars | 9 four-stars | 7 three-stars | 17 total recruits
Top Commit: Charlestown (Ind.) High offensive tackle Kiyaunta Goodwin, No. 14
Summary: Goodwin, the highest-ranked commit during the Mark Stoops era, is the superstar of the recruiting class for Kentucky. Goodwin took visits to other schools and didn’t immediately sign during the early signing period, but Stoops and his staff did what they needed to down the stretch to secure the five-star recruit

14. Missouri (89.668)
1 five-stars | 8 four-stars | 6 three-stars | 16 total recruits
Top Commit: East St. Louis (Ill.) wide receiver Luther Burden, No. 12
Summary: The difference between Burden and four-star running back Tavorus Jones is 154 slots but the Tigers have stock piled lots of good recruits. But Burden is really the one that matters. He’s the type of player Missouri doesn’t want to see leave the state.

15. Auburn (89.464)
0 five-stars | 9 four-stars | 10 three-stars | 15 total recruits
Top Commit: Mobile (Ala.) Williamson four-star linebacker Robert Woodyard, No. 165
Summary: Seven recruits, including two transfers, have committed to Auburn over a four-day stretch in December: Woodyard, cornerback JaDarian Rhym, four-star cornerback Austin Ausberry, transfer cornerback Marquise Gilbert, transfer cornerback Keionte Scott, three-star wide receiver Camden Brown and three-star defensive lineman Enyce Sledge.

16. Florida State (89.461)
0 five-stars | 10 four-stars | 7 three-stars | 17 total recruits
Top Commit: Lakeland (Fla.) Lake Gibson safety Sam McCall, No. 41
Summary: The Seminoles may have a top-20 class, but they lost Travis Hunter, the No. 1 player in the country, to Jackson State on early signing period. It feels silly to call the class a disappointment because they have a lot of talented players enrolling. But when you lose the nation’s best player after he’s been committed for two years, that disappointment not only makes sense, it is warranted.

17. LSU (89.244)
1 five-stars | 6 four-stars | 6 three-stars | 13 total recruits
Top Commit: Monroe (La.) Neville offensive tackle Will Campbell, No. 31
Summary: It has been a whirlwind season for the LSU Tigers, and they are hoping Brian Kelly brings some stability. He won’t have long in this cycle to build this recruiting class in his image but this is one class that could see some growth going forward.

18. Tennessee (89.169)
0 five-stars | 11 four-stars | 8 three-stars | 20 total recruits
Top Commit: Tifton (Ga.) Tift County defensive lineman Tyre West, No. 141
Summary: The Volunteers had a renaissance season on the football field and it translated over to the recruiting trail. West leads a class has four of its top five prospects come from along the offensive and defensive line. The class also has plenty of playmakers, including six four-star offensive weapons.

19. Stanford (88.633)
0 five-stars | 7 four-stars | 15 three-stars | 22 total recruits
Top Commit: Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei linebacker David Bailey, No. 91
Summary: David Shaw has demonstrated his ability to recruit consistently good classes, even considering the school’s academic standards. While he hasn’t recruited any five-stars this time around, he has a class that currently has only three-stars and above. Their seven four-star recruits come from six different states and the total class features recruits from 14 different states.

20. Arkansas (88.528)
0 five-stars | 6 four-stars | 14 three-stars | 20 total recruits
Top Commit: Fayetteville (Ark.) wide receiver Isaiah Sategna, No. 124
Summary: Getting Sategna to flip from Oregon to the Razorbacks was a huge win for Sam Pittman and his staff. He is the headliner of the group, both in terms of sheer talent and what he represents. Keeping the No. 1 player in the state — let alone from the town where Arkansas is located — will reverberate for years to come on the trail.

21. Ole Miss (88.262)
0 five-stars | 6 four-stars | 12 three-stars | 18 total recruits
Top Commit: Madison (Miss.) Germantown defensive lineman Zxavian Harris, No. 170
Summary: Lane Kiffin may be known for his explosive offenses, but his 2022 recruiting class is about the defensive side of the ball. The top four recruits in the class and six of their top seven commits come from the defensive side of the ball. The Rebels picked up a big piece in four-star safety Davison Igbinosun at the All-American Bowl.

22. Indiana (88.192)
0 five-stars | 5 four-stars | 13 three-stars | 19 total recruits
Top Commit: Bloomington (Ind.) Bloomington South EDGE Dasan McCullough, No. 56
Summary: The Hoosiers had a season to forget on the football field, but their recruiting class was very good. Keeping McCullough in his hometown of Bloomington is a major win for the coaching staff. He is by far Indiana’s highest-rated recruit, 238 slots ahead of four-star cornerback Trevell Mullen.

23. Oklahoma State (88.043)
0 five-stars | 6 four-stars | 11 three-stars | 17 total recruits
Top Commit: Edmond (Okla.) Santa Fe wide receiver Talyn Shettron, No. 97
Summary: The Pokes have an offensive-minded class, with Shettron, four-star running back Ollie Gordon, four-star quarterback Garret Rangel, four-star running back CJ Brown and four-star athlete Braylin Presley leading the group.

24. South Carolina (88.011)
0 five-stars | 7 four-stars | 14 three-stars | 22 total recruits
Top Commit: Philadelphia St. Joseph’s Prep School safety St. Frances Academy Keenan Nelson Jr., No. 295
Summary: The Gamecocks were on a roll heading into the early signing period, snagging commitments from four-star linebacker Stone Blanton, three-star wideout Zavier Short and unranked athlete DeQuandre Smith. Plus, they landed two of the most in-demand transfers in former Oklahoma teammates Spencer Rattler and Austin Stogner.

25. Mississippi State (87.958)
0 five-stars | 4 four-stars | 17 three-stars | 21 total recruits
Top Commit: Lucedale (Miss.) George County wide receiver Marquez Dortch, No. 212
Summary: Dortch and Rockwall (Texas) four-star quarterback Braedyn Locke could make a dynamic passing duo in a few years. Four-star EDGE Trevion Williams is one of On3 National Recruiting Analyst Gerry Hamilton’s most undervalued EDGE recruits in the country.

26. Florida (87.875)
0 five-stars | 7 four-stars | 4 three-stars | 11 total recruits
Top Commit: Fort Pierce (Fla.) IMG Academy safety Kamari Wilson, No. 36
Summary: Florida’s recruiting class was in shambles when Billy Napier took over as head coach. But he has done a good job building the recruiting class back up. He got four-star linebacker Shemar James to recommit after he had decommitted in October. He flipped four-star safety Devin Moore from Notre Dame. He snagged four-star running Trevor Etienne.

27. Michigan State (87.841)
0 five-stars | 5 four-stars | 18 three-stars | 23 total recruits
Top Commit: Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco Katin Houser, No. 178
Summary: The Spartans built their Peach Bowl-winning team through the transfer portal. They are still succeeding in that realm, but Michigan State is also doing a much better job on the recruiting trail. After having one of the worst recruiting classes in the Big Ten last cycle, they are firmly in the top half of the rankings this time around.

28. Iowa (87.743)
0 five-stars | 4 four-stars | 12 three-stars | 18 total recruits
Top Commit: Altoona (Iowa) Southeast Polk safety Xavier Nwankpa, No. 35
Summary: The Hawkeyes landed the top two players from the state in Nwankpa, a borderline five-star prospect, and top-100 recruit Aaron Graves, a four-star defensive lineman. Those two will be cornerstones for the Iowa defense for years to come.

29. UCLA (87.726)
0 five-stars | 7 four-stars | 5 three-stars | 12 total recruits
Top Commit: Chatsworth (Calif.) Sierra Canyon safety Kamari Ramsey, No. 194
Summary: The Bruins have a talented group of commits coming in with the majority of the class made up of playmaking in both the offensive and defensive backfields. Only one of the 12 commits plays offensive or defensive line.

30. Arizona (87.657)
0 five-stars | 5 four-stars | 17 three-stars | 22 total recruits
Top Commit: Anaheim (Calif.) Servite wide receiver Tetairoa McMillan, No. 47
Summary: The Wildcats were 1-11 on the football field this fall. With the talent in this recruiting class, that is unlikely to happen again over the next few years. McMillan, four-star tight end Keyan Burnett and three-star quarterback Noah Fifita all played together for a dynamic Anaheim (Calif.) Servite. Teaming them with four-star running back Rayshon Luke has the potential to change the direction of the program.

31. USC (87.615)
1 five-stars | 4 four-stars | 3 three-stars | 8 total recruits
Top Commit: Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei cornerback Domani Jackson, No. 5
Summary: USC’s recruiting class has undergone more turnovers than other teams could ever imagine. That’s how you get the Trojans odd class that has three players from national powerhouse Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei and two from Las Vegas Bishop Gorman. Lincoln Riley is building his team, but it is not going to be done overnight.

32. Oregon (87.503)
0 five-stars | 6 four-stars | 3 three-stars | 9 total recruits
Top Commit: San Diego Lincoln cornerback Jalil Tucker, No. 119
Summary: Losing Mario Cristobal was devastating for the Ducks recruiting class left for Miami. They lost some of their best players and seemingly lost out on a lot of their top remaining targets.

33. Wisconsin (87.328)
0 five-stars | 5 four-stars | 9 three-stars | 12 total recruits
Top Commit: Milwaukee Whitefish Bay interior offensive lineman Joe Brunner, No. 74
Summary: Unsurprisingly, the strength of the Badgers recruiting class is between the trenches. Four of Wisconsin’s top five commits play offensive or defensive line.

34. West Virginia (87.280)
0 five-stars | 3 four-stars | 17 three-stars | 21 total recruits
Top Commit: Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) American Heritage athlete Jacolby Spells, No. 314
Summary: The Mountaineers have only one commit from the state of West Virginia in offensive tackle Corbin Page, who is also the state’s best player. The class has players from 16 different states plus Australia.

35. Iowa State (87.277)
0 five-stars | 3 four-stars | 17 three-stars | 22 total recruits
Top Commit: Council Bluffs (Iowa) Lewis Central interior offensive lineman Hunter Deyo, No. 269
Summary: The Cyclones got a major bump after their very successful 2020 season and have three four-star recruits in Deyo, EDGE R Mason Thomas and wide receiver Greg Gaines.