TOP 2022 FB RECRUITS
When I started evaluating 2022 top football recruits over two years ago, I ran into hundreds of Class of 2022 HS football players that would have ranked highly in the College Football Today 2021 Top 2021 Football recruit rankings. To say that this recruiting class is the best we have encountered yet is an understatement and all of the top ranked 2022 football recruits that were identified the past two NCAA evaluation periods are stacking up offers weekly. Given that football recruit rankings are subjective upon individuals in the sports media world, I think it's only fair to take a glance and see why the College Football Today RokFin recruit rankings became so popular since their inception in 2018. Furthermore, learning how football recruits & NFL Draft prospects are found based off of analytical data provided by football recruiting rankings and services, it's only right to justify things in a professional manner. In knowing that there are over 1 million HS football players in the United States of America, these subjective top football recruit rankings are guaranteed to miss hundreds, if not thousands of players. This is why college coaches and recruiters rely on these systems to remain competitive, as the opinions on the most popular players in the nation based off of analytical opinionated data is easier to rationalize if the top football recruit does not pan out. Let's take a quick look at the CFB Today recruit rankings, compared to the 247 Sports top football recruit rankings.
247 SPORTS TOP 2022 FB RECRUITS
247 Sports top 2022 FB recruits obviously isn't going by the amount of offers a top 2022 FB recruit receives and the opinion of the collegiate football recruiting staffs, as their 35th ranked 2022 RB Damari Alston has 52 D1 football offers. As you will see below, Damari Alston has been the number one 2022 RB recruit and the top three have not changed over the past year. The College Football Today top three 2022 RB recruits features 247 Sports number one 2022 RB recruit Jaydon Blue, who I believe is an NFL caliber next level running back and he has 36 D1 offers. Alabama 2022 commit Emmanuel Henderson is the 4th ranked top 2022 RB recruit on College Football Today RokFin and accumulated 17 offers and I believe he is also a next level NFL 2022 RB recruit. Travis Etienne is currently ranked 2nd, after being the number one 2022 RB in the first CFB Today & ESPN Plus 2022 RB recruit rankings and has 23 D1 offers. Given the fact that I was the first to release the 2022, 2023 & 2024 top football recruit rankings and all of my highly ranked recruits are either highly ranked by 247 Sports or have the most offers in their class, I believe the S.T.E.P ratings are obviously on the right track with college recruiting departments nationally.
College Football Today & ESPN Plus top FB recruits in the 2022 recruiting class are compared to 247 Sports top 2022 FB recruit position rankings below! (Only the top 3 for now, but we will analyze the rest once it all pans out)
CFB TODAY 2022 RB RECRUITS TOP 3 - 111 FBS OFFERS
247 SPORTS 2022 RB RECRUITS TOP 3 - 87 FBS OFFERS
CFB TODAY TOP 2022 TE RECRUITS TOP 3 TOTAL TE OFFERS - 87
247 SPORTS TOP 2022 TE RECRUITS TOP 3 TOTAL TE OFFERS - 69
CFB TODAY TOP 2022 QB RECRUITS TOP 3 TOTAL QB OFFERS - 87
247 SPORTS TOP 2022 QB RECRUITS TOP 3 TOTAL QB OFFERS - 73
CFB TODAY TOP 2022 WR RECRUITSTOP 3 TOTAL WR OFFERS - 108
247 SPORTS TOP 2022 WR RECRUITSTOP 3 TOTAL WR OFFERS - 96
CFB TODAY TOP 2022 OL RECRUITSTOP 3 TOTAL OL OFFERS - 106
247 SPORTS TOP 2022 OL RECRUITSTOP 3 TOTAL OL OFFERS - 88
CFB TODAY TOP 2022 DL RECRUITSTOP 3 TOTAL DL OFFERS - 100
247 SPORTS TOP 2022 DL RECRUITSTOP 3 TOTAL DL OFFERS - 84
CFB TODAY TOP 2022 LB RECRUITSTOP 3 TOTAL LB OFFERS - 77
247 SPORTS TOP 2022 LB RECRUITSTOP 3 TOTAL LB OFFERS - 83
Note: two of the top three top ranked 2022 LB's on 247 & CFB Today are identical and I have Kobie McKinizie in the top 3, who committed to Oklahoma over a year ago & stopped receiving offers.
CFB TODAY TOP 2022 DB RECRUITS TOP 3 TOTAL DB OFFERS - 80
247 SPORTS TOP 2022 DB RECRUITSTOP 3 TOTAL DB OFFERS - 86
TOP 2022 FOOTBALL RECRUIT OFFERS
College Football Today & ESPN Plus = 756 total offers ( i think it was 777, but many were not reported yet)
247 Sports Top 2022 FB recruits = 666 total offers (this worried me)
When further examining top 2022 FB recruit rankings, I stumble across thousands of inconsistencies in the algorithm's used by other CFB recruiting analysts and these mishaps normally come down to the analysts general lack of football knowledge. From astutely analyzing the analyzers, I found that many who are involved with the 247 Sports Composite FB recruit rankings rely on other sources to legitimize their individual recruit rankings. This helped me start to develop the system known as the S.T.E.P ratings and started the formation of the College Football Today & ESPN Plus Top FB recruit rankings. How top RB recruits like 2021 All-American RB Shamar Esbrand-Smith, who dominated in the College Football Today & ESPN Plus All-American Bowl go overlooked is beyond me, but it's something I have become accustom to dealing with recruits very late in the recruiting process after their senior seasons the past 6 years. After analyzing most of this year's and part of next year's NFL Draft classes, you can start to see the diamonds in the rough like the "Four Zero Horsemen" on College Football Today RokFin!
College Football Today & ESPN Plus 2021 NFL Draft prospect rankings have been completed for all offensive positions in the 2021 NFL Draft. While watching full game tape of every snap a 2021 NFL Draft prospect played in a game, I found some players that truly are generational NFL Draft prospects and I also found some guys who aren't even close to ready for NFL play. When building the slide-shows, I found the best highlight tape to put up and football mix-tapes for our massive amount of visitors viewing pleasure. However, when watching film on NFL Draft prospects for round one, the film used for evaluation was each prospects full game footage against the best team they played. All game film that was fully analyzed by the proven best American football scout, came from either the 2019-2020 season or the 2020-2021 season and was each NFL Draft prospects most recent full game tape. So, we said weren't going to trash any prospects globally to over 4 million visitors a week and I am sticking to that decision. Many 2021 NFL Draft prospects are still riding the wave from being 5 star recruits out of high school and these so-called NFL Draft experts always mention it, along with talking about upside and potential. Why? Because nothing checks out on game tape and you have to dig deep in the abyss of the ocean's ecosystem to provide any type justification that this prospect should be drafted into the NFL. Most football players can put together a 2-3 minute clip and impress some people, which seems to work for many morons in recruit rankings and fans who want to put on a suit, as their dream in life is to be the next Mel Kiper. The whole system to me has way too many opinions and hardly any experts, which is sad to the deserving athletes that are truly remarkable on and off the field. So let's dive into each position that we have completed in the College Football Today & ESPN Plus 2021 NFL Draft Prospect rankings below. Read the rest on the 2021 NFL Draft Offensive Line Prospects Scouting Report on College Football Today RokFin by clicking HERE or the picture of Top 2021 NFL Draft OG Prospect David Moore Jr!
When sports writers decide who the 2022 top FB recruits are in the nation, are they going to put a Alabama, Ohio State or any power five football commit over a 6'1 (maybe) guard committed to Grambling State? Heck no! Will they put a highly rated 2021 NFL Draft OT prospect, who once had one offer to Northern Iowa over a kid with FBS offers? Heck no! Did they miss one of the best 2021 NFL Draft TE prospects in Notre Dame's (D2) Zaire Mitchell? Heck yes! Not all of them are so bad, but for the most part, they will not go digging until the story falls on their desks. I have thousands of more instances that I have discovered through years of studying the recruiting & NFL Draft process, but I am going to save most of them for the coverage of the top football recruits at Scout Trout Elite. Read my scouting report on Top 2021 NFL Draft TE prospect Zaire Mitchell on College Football Today RokFin by clicking HERE!