Highest-rated Class of 2022 football recruits from North Carolina

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

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 North Carolina using data from 247sports.

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

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#33: Bryce McFerson (P)

- College: Wake Forest
- High school: Metrolina Christian Academy (Indian Trail, NC)
- National ranking: 1,489 (2 stars, 0.7782 rating)
- Position ranking: #4 (P)
- Offers: Wake Forest
- Read more details on 247Sports

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#32: Lucas Lenhoff (QB)

- College: not committed
- High school: Myers Park (Charlotte, NC)
- National ranking: 1,479 (2 stars, 0.7915 rating)
- Position ranking: #101 (QB)
- Offers: Florida Atlantic, Mount Union
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#31: Omari Philyaw (CB)

- College: Appalachian State
- High school: Myers Park (Charlotte, NC)
- National ranking: 1,360 (3 stars, 0.8265 rating)
- Position ranking: #121 (CB)
- Offers: Appalachian State, Akron, Bowling Green, Charlotte, Coastal Carolina
- Read more details on 247Sports

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#30: Jaidan Scott (S)

- College: not committed
- High school: Myers Park (Charlotte, NC)
- National ranking: 1,336 (3 stars, 0.8265 rating)
- Position ranking: #83 (S)
- Offers: Memphis, Arizona State, Cincinnati, Colorado State, Kansas
- Read more details on 247Sports

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#29: J.D. Lampley (DL)

- College: East Carolina
- High school: Richmond (Rockingham, NC)
- National ranking: 1,304 (3 stars, 0.8315 rating)
- Position ranking: #163 (DL)
- Offers: East Carolina, Coastal Carolina, Air Force, Army, Campbell
- Read more details on 247Sports

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#28: Tate Carney (RB)

- College: Wake Forest
- High school: Davie County (Mocksville, NC)
- National ranking: 1,303 (3 stars, 0.8315 rating)
- Position ranking: #101 (RB)
- Offers: Wake Forest, Liberty
- Read more details on 247Sports

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#27: Jaleak Gates (LB)

- College: not committed
- High school: Richmond (Rockingham, NC)
- National ranking: 1,229 (3 stars, 0.8366 rating)
- Position ranking: #126 (LB)
- Offers: East Carolina
- Read more details on 247Sports

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#26: Jalen Swindell (DL)

- College: Wake Forest
- High school: Zebulon B. Vance (Charlotte, NC)
- National ranking: 1,176 (3 stars, 0.8416 rating)
- Position ranking: #154 (DL)
- Offers: Wake Forest, Charlotte, Duke, East Carolina, Louisville
- Read more details on 247Sports

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#25: Rylan Vann (IOL)

- College: NC State
- High school: Cary (Cary, NC)
- National ranking: 1,075 (3 stars, 0.8464 rating)
- Position ranking: #53 (IOL)
- Offers: NC State, West Virginia
- Read more details on 247Sports

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#24: Albert Redd (LB)

- College: not committed
- High school: Glenn (Kernersville, NC)
- National ranking: 1,045 (3 stars, 0.8466 rating)
- Position ranking: #105 (LB)
- Offers: Akron, Coastal Carolina, East Carolina, Georgia Tech, Liberty
- Read more details on 247Sports

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#23: Na'hiem Lilly (RB)

- College: not committed
- High school: Eastern Randolph (Ramseur, NC)
- National ranking: 1,044 (3 stars, 0.8466 rating)
- Position ranking: #78 (RB)
- Offers: Coastal Carolina, FIU, Kentucky, Liberty, Tennessee
- Read more details on 247Sports

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#22: Kaevon Freshwater (DL)

- College: not committed
- High school: Northeastern (Elizabeth City, NC)
- National ranking: 1,043 (3 stars, 0.8466 rating)
- Position ranking: #140 (DL)
- Offers: Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, East Carolina, Liberty, Old Dominion
- Read more details on 247Sports

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#21: Osiris Ross (ATH)

- College: not committed
- High school: Eastern Randolph (Ramseur, NC)
- National ranking: 1,033 (3 stars, 0.8466 rating)
- Position ranking: #88 (ATH)
- Offers: Kentucky, Tennessee
- Read more details on 247Sports

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#20: Daejuan Thompson (LB)

- College: NC State
- High school: Whiteville (Whiteville, NC)
- National ranking: 867 (3 stars, 0.854 rating)
- Position ranking: #84 (LB)
- Offers: NC State, Duke, East Carolina, FIU, Georgia State
- Read more details on 247Sports

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#19: Jackson Vick (CB)

- College: NC State
- High school: Southern Nash (Bailey, NC)
- National ranking: 858 (3 stars, 0.8552 rating)
- Position ranking: #82 (CB)
- Offers: NC State, Appalachian State, Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, Duke
- Read more details on 247Sports

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#18: Wesley Grimes (WR)

- College: not committed
- High school: Millbrook (Raleigh, NC)
- National ranking: 818 (3 stars, 0.8577 rating)
- Position ranking: #112 (WR)
- Offers: Duke, Louisville, Wake Forest, Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina
- Read more details on 247Sports

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#17: Isaiah Crowell (CB)

- College: NC State
- High school: East Forsyth (Kernersville, NC)
- National ranking: 683 (3 stars, 0.8647 rating)
- Position ranking: #66 (CB)
- Offers: NC State, Appalachian State, Charlotte, East Carolina, Georgia Tech
- Read more details on 247Sports

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#16: Mehki Wall (WR)

- College: not committed
- High school: Dudley (Greensboro, NC)
- National ranking: 678 (3 stars, 0.8648 rating)
- Position ranking: #91 (WR)
- Offers: Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, Duke, East Carolina, Liberty
- Read more details on 247Sports

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#15: Camarion Thornton (ATH)

- College: not committed
- High school: Myers Park (Charlotte, NC)
- National ranking: 583 (3 stars, 0.8721 rating)
- Position ranking: #50 (ATH)
- Offers: Arizona State, Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, Colorado State, Fresno State
- Read more details on 247Sports

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#14: Eli Hall (DL)

- College: not committed
- High school: Crest (Shelby, NC)
- National ranking: 428 (3 stars, 0.885 rating)
- Position ranking: #62 (DL)
- Offers: Virginia, Wake Forest, Appalachian State, Auburn, Duke
- Read more details on 247Sports

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#13: Curtis Neal (DL)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: William Amos Hough (Cornelius, NC)
- National ranking: 415 (3 stars, 0.886 rating)
- Position ranking: #59 (DL)
- Offers: Wisconsin, Ohio State, South Carolina, Alabama, Arizona State
- Read more details on 247Sports

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#12: Xavier Simmons (LB)

- College: Virginia Tech
- High school: Northwest Guilford (Greensboro, NC)
- National ranking: 378 (3 stars, 0.8891 rating)
- Position ranking: #41 (LB)
- Offers: Virginia Tech, Coastal Carolina, Duke, East Carolina, Howard
- Read more details on 247Sports

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#11: Beau Atkinson (Edge)

- College: North Carolina
- High school: Leesville Road (Raleigh, NC)
- National ranking: 359 (4 stars, 0.8905 rating)
- Position ranking: #18 (Edge)
- Offers: North Carolina, Michigan, Appalachian State, California, Coastal Carolina
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#10: Benji Gosnell (TE)

- College: Ohio State
- High school: East Surry (Pilot Mountain, NC)
- National ranking: 319 (4 stars, 0.8958 rating)
- Position ranking: #13 (TE)
- Offers: Ohio State, Arkansas, Duke, East Carolina, Florida
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#9: Santana Hopper (DL)

- College: not committed
- High school: Shelby (Shelby, NC)
- National ranking: 310 (4 stars, 0.8958 rating)
- Position ranking: #41 (DL)
- Offers: East Carolina, Appalachian State, Louisville, NC State, Virginia Tech
- Read more details on 247Sports

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#8: Torren Wright (LB)

- College: NC State
- High school: A L Brown (Kannapolis, NC)
- National ranking: 280 (4 stars, 0.9012 rating)
- Position ranking: #31 (LB)
- Offers: NC State, Akron, Duke, East Carolina, Kentucky
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#7: Dakota Twitty (WR)

- College: Virginia
- High school: Thomas Jefferson Class Academy (Mooresboro, NC)
- National ranking: 275 (4 stars, 0.902 rating)
- Position ranking: #43 (WR)
- Offers: Virginia, Alabama A&M, Appalachian State, East Tennessee State, Georgia Tech
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#6: Michael Allen (RB)

- College: NC State
- High school: J.H. Rose (Greenville, NC)
- National ranking: 209 (4 stars, 0.9182 rating)
- Position ranking: #21 (RB)
- Offers: NC State, Appalachian State, Arkansas, Charlotte, Coastal Carolina
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#5: Malaki Hamrick (Edge)

- College: North Carolina
- High school: Shelby (Shelby, NC)
- National ranking: 162 (4 stars, 0.9354 rating)
- Position ranking: #8 (Edge)
- Offers: North Carolina, Akron, Appalachian State, Arizona State, Arkansas
- Read more details on 247Sports

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#4: Omarion Hampton (RB)

- College: not committed
- High school: Cleveland (Clayton, NC)
- National ranking: 141 (4 stars, 0.9441 rating)
- Position ranking: #12 (RB)
- Offers: Auburn, Florida, North Carolina, Penn State, Appalachian State
- Read more details on 247Sports

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#3: Shaleak Knotts (WR)

- College: not committed
- High school: Monroe (Monroe, NC)
- National ranking: 93 (4 stars, 0.9606 rating)
- Position ranking: #12 (WR)
- Offers: Georgia, Maryland, Tennessee, North Carolina, Arkansas
- Read more details on 247Sports

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#2: Jalon Walker (LB)

- College: Georgia
- High school: Salisbury (Salisbury, NC)
- National ranking: 46 (4 stars, 0.9795 rating)
- Position ranking: #4 (LB)
- Offers: Georgia, Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn
- Read more details on 247Sports

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#1: Travis Shaw (DL)

- College: not committed
- High school: Grimsley (Greensboro, NC)
- National ranking: 9 (5 stars, 0.9939 rating)
- Position ranking: #4 (DL)
- Offers: Georgia, North Carolina, Clemson, Alabama, Arizona State
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