Updated On3 Consensus Team Recruiting Rankings
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Updated On3 Consensus Team Recruiting Rankings

Peter Warren01/26/22
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On3 released its final On300 for the 2022 class Monday with a new No. 1 recruit and plenty of movement from prospects, both up and down the ranking. The three other major recruiting services also released final rankings for the 2022 class as well.

Interestingly enough, the new rankings didn’t cause much movement at the top of the On3 Consensus Team Recruiting Rankings. But as you move further down the list, there is plenty of more movement. Here are the top 25 teams in the On3 Consensus Team Recruiting Rankings.

1. Texas A&M (95.742)
6 five-stars |20 four-stars | 1 three-stars | 27 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 six five-star recruits, including two of the nation’s top five prospect in Nolen and Five-Star Plus+ wideout Evan Stewart. However, they just lost a big commitment from elite five-star linebacker Harold Perkins.

2. Alabama (95.594)
4 five-stars | 19 four-stars | 1 three-stars | 24 total recruits
Top Commit: Alabaster (Ala.) Thompson EDGE Jeremiah Alexander, No. 13
Summary: Alabama has done what it usually does and that is recruit well all across the field. Seventeen players rank in the top 100 of the On3 Consensus with Alexander, EDGE Jihaad Campbell, quarterback Ty Simpson and offensive tackle Tyler Booker leading the way as five-star recruits.

3. Georgia (94.805)
4 five-stars | 17 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 11 ranked in the top 10. Their five-star signees are Starks, defensive lineman Mykel Williams, cornerback Jaheim Singletary and EDGE Marvin Jones Jr.

4. Ohio State (93.831)
3 five-stars | 16 four-stars | 2 three-stars | 21 total recruits
Top Commit: Pickerington (Ohio) Pickerington Central athlete Sonny Styles, No. 4
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. He is one of the Buckeyes’ three five-star prospects with linebacker and fellow Ohio native C.J. Hicks and quarterback Devin Brown.

5. Texas (92.598)
1 five-stars | 20 four-stars | 7 three-stars | 28 total recruits
Top Commit: Humble (Texas) Summer Creek offensive tackle Kelvin Banks, No. 16
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 (92.356)
1 five-stars | 16 four-stars | 4 three-stars | 21 total recruits
Top Commit: Hilton Head Island (S.C.) Hilton Head linebacker Jaylen Sneed, No. 32
Summary: Notre Dame has built a solid all-around class. Sneed is one of only three players in the top 100 of the On3 Consensus. 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 (92.141)
3 five-stars | 12 four-stars | 9 three-stars | 24 total recruits
Top Commit: Reading (Pa.) Governor Mifflin running back Nick Singleton, No. 24
Summary: Singleton and fellow five-star quarterback Drew Allar have been two of the biggest risers in the recruiting class over the last few months, going from four-star prospects to 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. Dani Dennis-Sutton is also a five-star recruit.

8. Oklahoma (91.586)
0 five-stars | 14 four-stars |3 three-stars | 17 total recruits
Top Commit: Tulsa (Okla.) Booker T. Washington cornerback Gentry Williams, No. 76
Summary: It was a wild month-plus for the Sooners recruiting class after Lincoln Riley left, 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 (91.475)
1 five-stars | 14 four-stars | 7 three-stars |23 total recruits
Top Commit: Grosse Pointe (Mich.) Grosse Pointe South cornerback Will Johnson, No. 17
Summary: Michigan did 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 (91.011)
`1 five-stars | 11 four-stars | 5 three-stars | 17 total recruits
Top Commit: Lynchburg (Va.) Liberty Christian Academy offensive tackle Zach Rice, No. 18
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 a little bit of time to go, but if its accomplished, its top two recruits in Rice and defensive lineman Travis Shaw will be a major reason why.

11. Clemson (90.232)
1 five-stars | 7 four-stars | 5 three-stars | 15 total recruits
Top Commit: Austin (Texas) Westlake quarterback Cade Klubnik, No. 26
Summary: Klubnik is the star of the class but it is not as strong as it was before Brent Venables left for Oklahoma. Three of the Tigers’ former top five recruits play go to IMG — four-star cornerback Daylen Everette, five-star EDGE Jihaad Campbell and four-star athlete Keon Sabb — decommitted in the aftermath.

12. Missouri (89.853)
1 five-stars | 10 four-stars | 5 three-stars | 16 total recruits
Top Commit: East St. Louis (Ill.) wide receiver Luther Burden, No. 8
Summary: The difference between Burden and four-star defensive lineman Marquis Gracial is 151 slots but the Tigers have stock piled lots of good recruits. Burden is really the one that matters most, though. He’s the type of player Missouri doesn’t want to see leave the state.

13. Kentucky (89.789)
0 five-stars | 12 four-stars | 7 three-stars | 19 total recruits
Top Commit: Charlestown (Ind.) High offensive tackle Kiyaunta Goodwin, No. 51
Summary: Goodwin is the superstar of the recruiting class for Kentucky. He took visits to other schools during the fall 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 big-time recruit.

14. Tennessee (89.355)
0 five-stars | 10 four-stars | 9 three-stars | 20 total recruits
Top Commit: Charlotte (N.C.) Zebulon B. Vance EDGE James Pearce, No. 121
Summary: The Volunteers had a renaissance season on the football field and it translated over to the recruiting trail. West leads a class that has four of its top five prospects come from along the offensive and defensive line. The class also has plenty of playmakers, including five four-star offensive weapons.

15. Miami (89.884)
0 five-stars | 9 four-stars | 1 three-stars | 10 total recruits
Top Commit: Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Dillard defensive lineman Nyjalik Kelly, No. 97
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 Kelly, EDGE Cyrus Moss, tight end Jaleel Skinner and cornerback Khamauri Rogers leading the class. Suffice to say, Mario Cristobal has done a great job since taking over as head coach.

16. LSU (89.238)
0 five-stars | 7 four-stars | 6 three-stars | 13 total recruits
Top Commit: Monroe (La.) Neville offensive tackle Will Campbell, No. 37
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.

17. Florida State (89.059)
0 five-stars | 9 four-stars | 7 three-stars | 16 total recruits
Top Commit: Lakeland (Fla.) Lake Gibson safety Sam McCall, No. 56
Summary: The Seminoles may have a top-20 class, but they lost Travis Hunter, the No. 1 player in the country, to Jackson State during the 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, but it is also warranted.

18. Auburn (88.894)
0 five-stars | 7 four-stars | 10 three-stars | 17 total recruits
Top Commit: Valdosta (Ga.) four-star cornerback JaDarian Rhym, No. 165
Summary: Seven recruits, including two transfers, committed to Auburn over a four-day stretch in December: Rhym, four-star linebacker Robert Woodyard 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.

19. Stanford (88.695)
0 five-stars | 7 four-stars | 15 three-stars | 22 total recruits
Top Commit: Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei linebacker David Bailey, No. 64
Summary: David Shaw has demonstrated his ability to recruit consistently good classes, especially 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. Ole Miss (88.371)
0 five-stars | 6 four-stars | 12 three-stars | 18 total recruits
Top Commit: Madison (Miss.) Germantown defensive lineman Zxavian Harris, No. 114
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.

21. Arkansas (88.483)
0 five-stars | 6 four-stars | 14 three-stars | 21 total recruits
Top Commit: Fayetteville (Ark.) wide receiver Isaiah Sategna, No. 138
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.

22. Mississippi State (88.280)
0 five-stars | 4 four-stars | 17 three-stars | 21 total recruits
Top Commit: Crystal Springs (Miss.) EDGE Trevion Williams, No. 140
Summary: Four-star wide receiver Marquez Dortch and four-star quarterback Braedyn Locke could make a dynamic passing duo in a few years. Williams is one of On3 National Recruiting Analyst Gerry Hamilton’s most undervalued EDGE recruits in the country.

23. Michigan State (88.239)
0 five-stars | 6 four-stars | 18 three-stars | 24 total recruits
Top Commit: Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco Katin Houser, No. 184
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.

24. Indiana (88.192)
0 five-stars | 5 four-stars | 13 three-stars | 20 total recruits
Top Commit: Bloomington (Ind.) Bloomington South EDGE Dasan McCullough, No. 81
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, over 200 slots ahead of four-star cornerback Trevell Mullen.

25. Oklahoma State (88.121)
0 five-stars | 6 four-stars | 11 three-stars | 17 total recruits
Top Commit: Edmond (Okla.) Santa Fe wide receiver Talyn Shettron, No. 102
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.