Highest-rated Class of 2022 football recruits from Illinois

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July 13, 2021
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Highest-rated Class of 2022 football recruits from Illinois

Every year college football teams and fans wait for high school recruits to reveal which school they will attend and which team they will play for in the following academic year.

In the Class of 2021, Alabama and Ohio State both signed three of the top 10 recruits while USC signed the #1 overall recruit, defensive lineman Korey Foreman. Alabama has signed the highest-rated class in three of the last four years. Only two teams ranked within the top 50 recruiting classes in 2021 were not in Power 5 conferences: Cincinnati (#44) and Memphis (#47) of the American Athletic Conference.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated Class of 2022 football recruits from Illinois using data from 247sports.

Keep reading to find out who you will likely be watching play college football in 2022.

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#35: Eli Reed (ATH)

- College: Northern Illinois
- High school: Downers Grove South (Downers Grove, IL)
- National ranking: 1,491 (2 stars, 0.7742 rating)
- Position ranking: #142 (ATH)
- Offers: Northern Illinois
- Read more details on 247Sports
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#34: Malik Armstrong (WR)

- College: Northern Illinois
- High school: Minooka Community HS (Minooka, IL)
- National ranking: 1,482 (2 stars, 0.7904 rating)
- Position ranking: #187 (WR)
- Offers: Northern Illinois
- Read more details on 247Sports
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#33: Jalen Johnson (WR)

- College: Northern Illinois
- High school: Metea Valley (Aurora, IL)
- National ranking: 1,461 (3 stars, 0.8004 rating)
- Position ranking: #186 (WR)
- Offers: Northern Illinois
- Read more details on 247Sports
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#32: Roy Williams (DL)

- College: Northern Illinois
- High school: A B Shepard (Palos Heights, IL)
- National ranking: 1,448 (3 stars, 0.8093 rating)
- Position ranking: #177 (DL)
- Offers: Northern Illinois
- Read more details on 247Sports
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#31: Mack Indestad (OT)

- College: Eastern Michigan
- High school: Lemont (Lemont, IL)
- National ranking: 1,426 (3 stars, 0.8154 rating)
- Position ranking: #146 (OT)
- Offers: Eastern Michigan
- Read more details on 247Sports

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#30: Cameron Pickett (WR)

- College: Ball State
- High school: Brooks College Prep (Chicago, IL)
- National ranking: 1,425 (3 stars, 0.8154 rating)
- Position ranking: #182 (WR)
- Offers: Ball State, Eastern Illinois, Howard, Illinois State
- Read more details on 247Sports
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#29: Jashawn Johnson (WR)

- College: Western Michigan
- High school: Hoffman Estates (River Grove, IL)
- National ranking: 1,414 (3 stars, 0.8154 rating)
- Position ranking: #180 (WR)
- Offers: Western Michigan
- Read more details on 247Sports
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#28: Clayton Leonard (IOL)

- College: Illinois
- High school: Iroquois West (Danforth, IL)
- National ranking: 1,411 (3 stars, 0.8165 rating)
- Position ranking: #78 (IOL)
- Offers: Illinois, Central Michigan, Illinois State, Toledo
- Read more details on 247Sports
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#27: Malachi Hood (S)

- College: Illinois
- High school: Joliet Catholic Academy (Joliet, IL)
- National ranking: 1,399 (3 stars, 0.8204 rating)
- Position ranking: #84 (S)
- Offers: Illinois
- Read more details on 247Sports
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#26: Hank Beatty (WR)

- College: Illinois
- High school: Rochester (Rochester, IL)
- National ranking: 1,368 (3 stars, 0.8255 rating)
- Position ranking: #175 (WR)
- Offers: Illinois, Air Force, Central Michigan, Illinois State, Iowa State
- Read more details on 247Sports

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#25: Jimmy Liston (IOL)

- College: not committed
- High school: Fenwick (Oak Park, IL)
- National ranking: 1,319 (3 stars, 0.8315 rating)
- Position ranking: #67 (IOL)
- Offers: Arizona State, Ball State, Central Michigan, Florida Atlantic, Ole Miss
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#24: Max Reese (WR)

- College: not committed
- High school: Fenwick (Oak Park, IL)
- National ranking: 1,211 (3 stars, 0.8366 rating)
- Position ranking: #158 (WR)
- Offers: Alcorn State, Arizona State, Ball State, Bowling Green, Central Michigan
- Read more details on 247Sports
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#23: Yaser Alawadi (OT)

- College: not committed
- High school: Maine East (Park Ridge, IL)
- National ranking: 1,196 (3 stars, 0.8376 rating)
- Position ranking: #121 (OT)
- Offers: Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Iowa State, Kansas
- Read more details on 247Sports
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#22: Saveon Brown (S)

- College: Western Michigan
- High school: Thornwood (South Holland, IL)
- National ranking: 1,187 (3 stars, 0.8376 rating)
- Position ranking: #75 (S)
- Offers: Western Michigan, Akron, Ball State, Iowa State
- Read more details on 247Sports
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#21: Henry Boyer (TE)

- College: Illinois
- High school: Brother Rice (Oak Lawn, IL)
- National ranking: 1,171 (3 stars, 0.8416 rating)
- Position ranking: #70 (TE)
- Offers: Illinois, Kent State
- Read more details on 247Sports

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#20: Jordan Anderson (RB)

- College: Illinois
- High school: Joliet Catholic Academy (Joliet, IL)
- National ranking: 1,170 (3 stars, 0.8416 rating)
- Position ranking: #88 (RB)
- Offers: Illinois, Ball State, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan
- Read more details on 247Sports
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#19: Dontrell Jackson (QB)

- College: Coastal Carolina
- High school: Marist (Chicago, IL)
- National ranking: 1,096 (3 stars, 0.8427 rating)
- Position ranking: #75 (QB)
- Offers: Coastal Carolina, Miami (OH), Akron, Charlotte, Florida Atlantic
- Read more details on 247Sports
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#18: Aidan Laughery (ATH)

- College: not committed
- High school: Gcms (Gibson City, IL)
- National ranking: 892 (3 stars, 0.8527 rating)
- Position ranking: #74 (ATH)
- Offers: Illinois, Iowa, Washington State, Michigan State, Minnesota
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#17: Valen Erickson (OT)

- College: not committed
- High school: St. Rita (Chicago, IL)
- National ranking: 771 (3 stars, 0.8588 rating)
- Position ranking: #72 (OT)
- Offers: Nebraska, Tennessee, Cincinnati, East Carolina, Illinois
- Read more details on 247Sports
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#16: Maurice Edwards (RB)

- College: Vanderbilt
- High school: Warren Township (Gurnee, IL)
- National ranking: 768 (3 stars, 0.8588 rating)
- Position ranking: #60 (RB)
- Offers: Vanderbilt, Central Michigan, Eastern Illinois, Fordham, Illinois State
- Read more details on 247Sports

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#15: Kaden Cobb (QB)

- College: Ball State
- High school: Fenwick (Naperville, IL)
- National ranking: 751 (3 stars, 0.8601 rating)
- Position ranking: #52 (QB)
- Offers: Ball State, Boston College, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan
- Read more details on 247Sports
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#14: Jared Badie (LB)

- College: Illinois
- High school: Oswego East (Oswego, IL)
- National ranking: 732 (3 stars, 0.8627 rating)
- Position ranking: #73 (LB)
- Offers: Illinois, Michigan State, Minnesota, Tennessee, Arizona State
- Read more details on 247Sports
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#13: Eian Pugh (WR)

- College: Illinois
- High school: Fenwick (Oak Park, IL)
- National ranking: 712 (3 stars, 0.8633 rating)
- Position ranking: #99 (WR)
- Offers: Illinois, Cincinnati, Ball State, Howard, Indiana
- Read more details on 247Sports
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#12: James Kyle (TE)

- College: not committed
- High school: Loyola Academy (Wilmette, IL)
- National ranking: 708 (3 stars, 0.8638 rating)
- Position ranking: #37 (TE)
- Offers: Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Kentucky, Nebraska, Toledo
- Read more details on 247Sports
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#11: Ahmad Robinson (CB)

- College: Arkansas State
- High school: East St. Louis (East Saint Louis, IL)
- National ranking: 700 (3 stars, 0.8638 rating)
- Position ranking: #69 (CB)
- Offers: Arkansas State, Bowling Green, Indiana, Missouri, South Dakota
- Read more details on 247Sports

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#10: Chris Petrucci (WR)

- College: Northwestern
- High school: Maine South (Park Ridge, IL)
- National ranking: 685 (3 stars, 0.8647 rating)
- Position ranking: #94 (WR)
- Offers: Northwestern, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Columbia, Dartmouth
- Read more details on 247Sports
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#9: Rashad Rochelle (WR)

- College: Rutgers
- High school: Springfield (Springfield, IL)
- National ranking: 637 (3 stars, 0.8682 rating)
- Position ranking: #87 (WR)
- Offers: Rutgers, Central Michigan, Duke, Eastern Illinois, Illinois
- Read more details on 247Sports
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#8: Jacob Bostick (WR)

- College: Iowa
- High school: Palatine (Palatine, IL)
- National ranking: 623 (3 stars, 0.8688 rating)
- Position ranking: #84 (WR)
- Offers: Iowa, Illinois, Louisville, Air Force, Army
- Read more details on 247Sports
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#7: Danny McGuire (OT)

- College: Northwestern
- High school: Marist (Chicago, IL)
- National ranking: 582 (3 stars, 0.8721 rating)
- Position ranking: #54 (OT)
- Offers: Northwestern, Arizona, Arizona State, California, Central Michigan
- Read more details on 247Sports
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#6: Austin Brown (S)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Johnston City (Johnston City, IL)
- National ranking: 478 (3 stars, 0.8801 rating)
- Position ranking: #32 (S)
- Offers: Wisconsin, Boston College, Illinois, Michigan, Northwestern
- Read more details on 247Sports

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#5: Reggie Fleurima (WR)

- College: Northwestern
- High school: Naperville Central (Naperville, IL)
- National ranking: 220 (4 stars, 0.9151 rating)
- Position ranking: #32 (WR)
- Offers: Northwestern, Cincinnati, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State
- Read more details on 247Sports
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#4: Sebastian Cheeks (LB)

- College: not committed
- High school: Evanston Township (Evanston, IL)
- National ranking: 126 (4 stars, 0.9482 rating)
- Position ranking: #13 (LB)
- Offers: Michigan, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Wisconsin
- Read more details on 247Sports
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#3: Tyler Morris (WR)

- College: Michigan
- High school: Nazareth Academy (Bolingbrook, IL)
- National ranking: 84 (4 stars, 0.9634 rating)
- Position ranking: #10 (WR)
- Offers: Michigan, Arizona State, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida
- Read more details on 247Sports
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#2: Kaleb Brown (WR)

- College: Ohio State
- High school: St. Rita (Chicago, IL)
- National ranking: 60 (4 stars, 0.9738 rating)
- Position ranking: #5 (WR)
- Offers: Ohio State, Alabama, Boston College, Duke, Eastern Michigan
- Read more details on 247Sports
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#1: Luther Burden (WR)

- College: Oklahoma
- High school: East St. Louis (Saint Louis, MO)
- National ranking: 11 (5 stars, 0.9925 rating)
- Position ranking: #1 (WR)
- Offers: Oklahoma, Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn
- Read more details on 247Sports

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