Highest-rated Class of 2022 football recruits from Ohio

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

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 Ohio using data from 247sports.

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

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#50: Tyron Darby (RB)

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#49: Derell Bedingfield Jr. (LB)

- College: Toledo
- High school: Benedictine (Cleveland, OH)
- National ranking: 1,339 (3 stars, 0.8265 rating)
- Position ranking: #135 (LB)
- Offers: Toledo, Air Force, Akron, Cincinnati, East Carolina
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#48: Ken Willis (CB)

- College: Cincinnati
- High school: Colerain (Cincinnati, OH)
- National ranking: 1,325 (3 stars, 0.8305 rating)
- Position ranking: #117 (CB)
- Offers: Cincinnati, Army, Ball State, Buffalo, Eastern Michigan
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#47: Xavier Preston (ATH)

- College: not committed
- High school: Stow-Munroe Falls (Stow, OH)
- National ranking: 1,301 (3 stars, 0.8315 rating)
- Position ranking: #120 (ATH)
- Offers: Akron, Michigan State, Toledo, Youngstown State
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#46: Avery Henry (OT)

- College: Iowa State
- High school: St. Clairsville (Saint Clairsville, OH)
- National ranking: 1,283 (3 stars, 0.8355 rating)
- Position ranking: #131 (OT)
- Offers: Iowa State, Eastern Michigan, Syracuse, West Virginia
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#45: Max Klare (TE)

- College: Duke
- High school: St. Xavier (Cincinnati, OH)
- National ranking: 1,247 (3 stars, 0.8366 rating)
- Position ranking: #78 (TE)
- Offers: Duke, Air Force, Ball State, Bowling Green, Buffalo
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#44: Claishon Ivory (ATH)

- College: not committed
- High school: Euclid (Euclid, OH)
- National ranking: 1,233 (3 stars, 0.8366 rating)
- Position ranking: #112 (ATH)
- Offers: Kentucky
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#43: Mason Mennell (IOL)

- College: not committed
- High school: Stow-Munroe Falls (Stow, OH)
- National ranking: 1,220 (3 stars, 0.8366 rating)
- Position ranking: #61 (IOL)
- Offers: Akron, Arizona State, Marshall, Toledo, Youngstown State
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#42: Terence Thomas (ATH)

- College: Purdue
- High school: Boardman (Youngstown, OH)
- National ranking: 1,167 (3 stars, 0.8416 rating)
- Position ranking: #106 (ATH)
- Offers: Purdue, Boston College, Kent State, Kentucky, Marshall
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#41: Christopher Jackson (LB)

- College: not committed
- High school: Central Catholic (Toledo, OH)
- National ranking: 1,136 (3 stars, 0.8416 rating)
- Position ranking: #117 (LB)
- Offers: Akron, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Iowa State, Kentucky
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#40: Ira Sampson (RB)

- College: not committed
- High school: South (Willoughby, OH)
- National ranking: 1,135 (3 stars, 0.8416 rating)
- Position ranking: #87 (RB)
- Offers: Akron, Cincinnati, Iowa State, Miami (OH), Toledo
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#39: Jonathan Thompson (LB)

- College: Cincinnati
- High school: St. Francis De Sales (Columbus, OH)
- National ranking: 1,094 (3 stars, 0.8427 rating)
- Position ranking: #111 (LB)
- Offers: Cincinnati, Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Coastal Carolina
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#38: Aveon Grose (S)

- College: not committed
- High school: Mansfield (Mansfield, OH)
- National ranking: 1,093 (3 stars, 0.8427 rating)
- Position ranking: #70 (S)
- Offers: Pittsburgh, Akron, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Eastern Michigan
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#37: Delaney Wilburn (S)

- College: not committed
- High school: Groveport Madison (Groveport, OH)
- National ranking: 1,002 (3 stars, 0.8477 rating)
- Position ranking: #65 (S)
- Offers: Colorado
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#36: Rodney Harris II (WR)

- College: not committed
- High school: Princeton (CINCINNATI, OH)
- National ranking: 1,001 (3 stars, 0.8477 rating)
- Position ranking: #135 (WR)
- Offers: Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Cincinnati
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#35: Te'Sean Smoot (QB)

- College: not committed
- High school: Springfield (Springfield, OH)
- National ranking: 1,000 (3 stars, 0.8477 rating)
- Position ranking: #67 (QB)
- Offers: Air Force, Akron, Army, Ball State, Bowling Green
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#34: Brian Parker II (OT)

- College: Duke
- High school: St. Xavier (Cincinnati, OH)
- National ranking: 996 (3 stars, 0.8477 rating)
- Position ranking: #102 (OT)
- Offers: Duke, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Air Force, Akron
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#33: Tyler Gillison (DL)

- College: Cincinnati
- High school: Pickerington Central (Pickerington, OH)
- National ranking: 969 (3 stars, 0.8505 rating)
- Position ranking: #133 (DL)
- Offers: Cincinnati, Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Kent State
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#32: Josh Kattus (TE)

- College: Kentucky
- High school: Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati, OH)
- National ranking: 966 (3 stars, 0.8505 rating)
- Position ranking: #53 (TE)
- Offers: Kentucky, Akron, Arkansas, Bowling Green, Buffalo
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#31: Ethan Green (OT)

- College: Cincinnati
- High school: Fremont Ross (Fremont, OH)
- National ranking: 929 (3 stars, 0.8519 rating)
- Position ranking: #90 (OT)
- Offers: Cincinnati, Akron, Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Iowa State
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#30: Cameron Collins (IOL)

- College: not committed
- High school: St. Xavier (Cincinnati, OH)
- National ranking: 914 (3 stars, 0.8527 rating)
- Position ranking: #46 (IOL)
- Offers: Akron, Appalachian State, Ball State, Buffalo, Central Michigan
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#29: Mani Powell (LB)

- College: Arkansas
- High school: McKinley (Canton, OH)
- National ranking: 900 (3 stars, 0.8527 rating)
- Position ranking: #88 (LB)
- Offers: Arkansas, Coastal Carolina, Indiana, Syracuse, Ball State
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#28: Mekhi Lynn (QB)

- College: Buffalo
- High school: Princeton (Cincinnati, OH)
- National ranking: 872 (3 stars, 0.8538 rating)
- Position ranking: #62 (QB)
- Offers: Buffalo, Ball State, Cincinnati, Indiana, Miami (OH)
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#27: Kwabena Asamoah (IOL)

- College: Rutgers
- High school: Pickerington Central (Pickerington, OH)
- National ranking: 855 (3 stars, 0.8559 rating)
- Position ranking: #42 (IOL)
- Offers: Rutgers, Akron, Buffalo, Iowa State, Kent State
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#26: Isaiah Jones (LB)

- College: Indiana
- High school: London (London, OH)
- National ranking: 844 (3 stars, 0.8565 rating)
- Position ranking: #82 (LB)
- Offers: Indiana, Minnesota, Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green
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#25: Charlie Kenrich (ATH)

- College: Purdue
- High school: Lakota East (Middletown, OH)
- National ranking: 808 (3 stars, 0.8577 rating)
- Position ranking: #65 (ATH)
- Offers: Purdue, Virginia Tech, Air Force, Akron, Ball State
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#24: Chase Harrison (QB)

- College: Marshall
- High school: Centerville (Dayton, OH)
- National ranking: 781 (3 stars, 0.8579 rating)
- Position ranking: #55 (QB)
- Offers: Marshall, Akron, Buffalo, Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Michigan
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#23: Delian Bradley (S)

- College: not committed
- High school: Springfield (Springfield, OH)
- National ranking: 770 (3 stars, 0.8588 rating)
- Position ranking: #49 (S)
- Offers: Air Force, Akron, Arizona State, Army, Ball State
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#22: CJ Doggette Jr. (DL)

- College: Cincinnati
- High school: Pickerington Central (Pickerington, OH)
- National ranking: 765 (3 stars, 0.8593 rating)
- Position ranking: #109 (DL)
- Offers: Cincinnati, Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Buffalo
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#21: Carter Smith (OT)

- College: Indiana
- High school: Olentangy Liberty (Powell, OH)
- National ranking: 754 (3 stars, 0.8599 rating)
- Position ranking: #67 (OT)
- Offers: Indiana, Northwestern, Tennessee, Virginia, Auburn
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#20: Maurice Hamilton (IOL)

- College: West Virginia
- High school: Cleveland Heights (Cleveland, OH)
- National ranking: 744 (3 stars, 0.8614 rating)
- Position ranking: #32 (IOL)
- Offers: West Virginia, Akron, Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Iowa State
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#19: Ryan Miller (TE)

- College: Indiana
- High school: Kenston (Chagrin Falls, OH)
- National ranking: 667 (3 stars, 0.8667 rating)
- Position ranking: #33 (TE)
- Offers: Indiana, Akron, Auburn, Boston College, Bowling Green
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#18: Brody Foley (TE)

- College: Tennessee
- High school: Anderson (Cincinnati, OH)
- National ranking: 565 (3 stars, 0.8734 rating)
- Position ranking: #29 (TE)
- Offers: Tennessee, Arkansas, Auburn, Bowling Green, Buffalo
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#17: Kaleb Johnson (RB)

- College: California
- High school: Hamilton (Hamilton, OH)
- National ranking: 520 (3 stars, 0.8776 rating)
- Position ranking: #41 (RB)
- Offers: California, Iowa State, Ball State, Cincinnati, Eastern Kentucky
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#16: Stephan Byrd (RB)

- College: Cincinnati
- High school: Canal Winchester (Canal Winchester, OH)
- National ranking: 519 (3 stars, 0.8776 rating)
- Position ranking: #40 (RB)
- Offers: Cincinnati, Kentucky, Michigan State, Temple, Utah
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#15: Kentrell Marks (RB)

- College: Purdue
- High school: Valley Forge (Cleveland, OH)
- National ranking: 493 (3 stars, 0.8789 rating)
- Position ranking: #39 (RB)
- Offers: Purdue, Akron, Cincinnati, Iowa State, Kentucky
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#14: Alex Afari (ATH)

- College: Kentucky
- High school: Lakota West (West Chester, OH)
- National ranking: 427 (3 stars, 0.885 rating)
- Position ranking: #38 (ATH)
- Offers: Kentucky, Akron, Ball State, Boston College, Bowling Green
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#13: Ryan Baer (OT)

- College: not committed
- High school: North (Eastlake, OH)
- National ranking: 365 (3 stars, 0.89 rating)
- Position ranking: #38 (OT)
- Offers: Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan State, Virginia, Cincinnati
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#12: Derrick Shepard (DL)

- College: Cincinnati
- High school: Archbishop Alter (Dayton, OH)
- National ranking: 324 (4 stars, 0.8957 rating)
- Position ranking: #43 (DL)
- Offers: Cincinnati, Boston College, California, Duke, Florida State
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#11: Elijah Brown (TE)

- College: Alabama
- High school: Wayne (Dayton, OH)
- National ranking: 315 (4 stars, 0.8958 rating)
- Position ranking: #12 (TE)
- Offers: Alabama, Akron, Arizona State, Auburn, Georgia Tech
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#10: Trey Bixby (DL)

- College: Minnesota
- High school: St. Edward (Lakewood, OH)
- National ranking: 312 (4 stars, 0.8958 rating)
- Position ranking: #42 (DL)
- Offers: Minnesota, Akron, Arkansas, Cincinnati, Liberty
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#9: Gi'Bran Payne (RB)

- College: not committed
- High school: LaSalle (Cincinnati, OH)
- National ranking: 215 (4 stars, 0.9159 rating)
- Position ranking: #22 (RB)
- Offers: Alabama, Florida, Northwestern, Penn State, Boston College
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#8: Blake Miller (OT)

- College: Clemson
- High school: Strongsville (Strongsville, OH)
- National ranking: 200 (4 stars, 0.9205 rating)
- Position ranking: #21 (OT)
- Offers: Clemson, Akron, Arizona State, Auburn, Bowling Green
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#7: Tegra Tshabola (OT)

- College: Ohio State
- High school: Lakota West (West Chester, OH)
- National ranking: 185 (4 stars, 0.9269 rating)
- Position ranking: #20 (OT)
- Offers: Ohio State, Arizona State, Florida, Kentucky, Louisville
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#6: Drew Allar (QB)

- College: Penn State
- High school: Medina (Medina, OH)
- National ranking: 142 (4 stars, 0.9435 rating)
- Position ranking: #11 (QB)
- Offers: Penn State, Akron, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan
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#5: Jyaire Brown (CB)

- College: Ohio State
- High school: Lakota West (West Chester, OH)
- National ranking: 120 (4 stars, 0.9497 rating)
- Position ranking: #13 (CB)
- Offers: Ohio State, Arizona State, Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado
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#4: Kaden Saunders (WR)

- College: Penn State
- High school: Westerville South (Westerville, OH)
- National ranking: 114 (4 stars, 0.9511 rating)
- Position ranking: #15 (WR)
- Offers: Penn State, Alabama, Arizona State, Cincinnati, Florida State
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#3: Aamil Wagner (OT)

- College: not committed
- High school: Wayne (Dayton, OH)
- National ranking: 110 (4 stars, 0.9526 rating)
- Position ranking: #12 (OT)
- Offers: Kentucky, Maryland, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State
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#2: Gabe Powers (LB)

- College: Ohio State
- High school: Marysville (Marysville, OH)
- National ranking: 38 (4 stars, 0.9825 rating)
- Position ranking: #3 (LB)
- Offers: Ohio State, Arkansas, Boston College, Colorado, Florida State
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#1: C.J. Hicks (LB)

- College: Ohio State
- High school: Archbishop Alter (Dayton, OH)
- National ranking: 18 (5 stars, 0.9886 rating)
- Position ranking: #2 (LB)
- Offers: Ohio State, Alabama, Maryland, Oregon
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