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Updating the 2022 Ohio rankings

Evaluating the class of 2022 has been a bit challenging after a strange past 12 months. Despite those challenges, the BuckeyeScoop.com staff was still able to get out to see many of Ohio’s top class of 2022 prospects during the fall and into the winter. With that in mind, recruiting analysts Bill Greene and Marc Givler are updating their Ohio rankings and expanding them from a Top 15 to a Top 30.

The two named a new number one in Kettering Alter linebacker C.J. Hicks who moved up two spots after taking a strong summer camp performance last summer and turning that into a more productive year as a junior than he had as a sophomore.

Huber Heights Wayne offensive tackle Aamil Wagner made a big jump into the Top 10 and Medina quarterback Drew Allar continued his move up, going from just outside the Top 10 before the season, to the number nine spot after an excellent junior year. Allar recently committed to Penn State, while Wagner continues to pick up big offers, including one from the Buckeyes.

You can also check out the latest episode of Givs and The Bank, where Greene and Givler break down the Top 10, discuss some of the tough decisions that were made, and take a broad look at the talent level in this Ohio class.

RankNamePositionHigh SchoolCollege
1C.J. HicksLBKettering AlterOhio State
2Jyaire BrownCBLakota WestOhio State
3Gabe PowersLBMarysvilleOhio State
4Tegra TshabolaOLLakota WestOhio State
5Blake MillerOLStrongsvilleClemson
6Aamil WagnerOLHuber Heights Wayne
7Trey BixbyDLLakewood St. EdwardMinnesota
8Kaden SaundersWRWesterville SouthPenn State
9Drew AllarQBMedinaPenn State
10Elijah BrownTEHuber Heights WayneAlabama
11Gi’Bran PayneRBCincinnati La Salle
12Delian BradleySSpringfield
13Ryan MillerTEKenston
14Alex AfariDBLakota West
15Ryan BaerOLEastlake North
16Carter SmithOLOlentangy Liberty
17Kentrell MarksATHValley Forge
18Derrick ShepardDT/OLKettering AlterCincinnati
19Stephan ByrdRBCanal WinchesterCincinnati
20Kaleb JohnsonRBHamiltonIowa State
21Te’sean SmootQBSpringfield
22Tyler GillisonDEPickerington CentralCincinnati
23Ethan GreenOL Fremont RossCincinnati
24Brody FoleyTEAnderson
25Chase HarrisonQBCenterville
26Josh KattusTEArchbishop Moeller
27Aveon GroseATHMansfieldPittsburgh
28C.J. DoggetteDLPickerington CentralCincinnati
29Cameron CollinsOLCincinnati St. Xavier
30Kobe AsamoahOGPickerington CentralRutgers

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    Bruce Schwartz
  • March 20, 2021
Really is amazing how little top end talent is in the east and NE part of the state. Wasn’t always like that. Y-town area produced a ton. Now, almost none.
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