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.
|1||C.J. Hicks||LB||Kettering Alter||Ohio State|
|2||Jyaire Brown||CB||Lakota West||Ohio State|
|3||Gabe Powers||LB||Marysville||Ohio State|
|4||Tegra Tshabola||OL||Lakota West||Ohio State|
|6||Aamil Wagner||OL||Huber Heights Wayne|
|7||Trey Bixby||DL||Lakewood St. Edward||Minnesota|
|8||Kaden Saunders||WR||Westerville South||Penn State|
|9||Drew Allar||QB||Medina||Penn State|
|10||Elijah Brown||TE||Huber Heights Wayne||Alabama|
|11||Gi’Bran Payne||RB||Cincinnati La Salle|
|14||Alex Afari||DB||Lakota West|
|15||Ryan Baer||OL||Eastlake North|
|16||Carter Smith||OL||Olentangy Liberty|
|17||Kentrell Marks||ATH||Valley Forge|
|18||Derrick Shepard||DT/OL||Kettering Alter||Cincinnati|
|19||Stephan Byrd||RB||Canal Winchester||Cincinnati|
|20||Kaleb Johnson||RB||Hamilton||Iowa State|
|22||Tyler Gillison||DE||Pickerington Central||Cincinnati|
|23||Ethan Green||OL||Fremont Ross||Cincinnati|
|26||Josh Kattus||TE||Archbishop Moeller|
|28||C.J. Doggette||DL||Pickerington Central||Cincinnati|
|29||Cameron Collins||OL||Cincinnati St. Xavier|
|30||Kobe Asamoah||OG||Pickerington Central||Rutgers|