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Tracking the Class of 2022 SI99 Football Prospects

Sports Illustrated unveils Preseason SI99 ranking of nation’s top high school football prospects

SI All-American today unveiled its Preseason SI99 -- the 99 high school football seniors from across the nation that it ranks as the frontrunners for its coveted 2021 SI All-American first team.

It follows the staff projecting the top prospects by one of 13 positions ahead of the 2021 season -- quarterback, running back, wide receiver, slot receiver, tight end, offensive tackle, interior offensive line, interior defensive line, edge defender, off-ball linebacker, cornerback, nickel cornerback and safety

SI ranks Travis Hunter, a two-way star out of Suwanee (Ga.) Collins Hill High School, as the No. 1 wide receiver and player in the nation. He committed to Jackson State on Signing Day. Ranked second -- and No. 1 on defense -- is interior defensive lineman Walter Nolen of Powell (Tenn.) High School. Nolen is off the board to Texas A&M as part of the top class in the country. 

The states most represented in the SI99 are Texas with 15 and Florida at 14, followed by Georgia (13), California (7), Alabama (7), Louisiana (5), Tennessee, Missouri and South Carolina with four each, Ohio and Mississippi with three, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Michigan, Washington and Arizona with two along with one SI99 member from Pennsylvania, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Nevada, Nebraska, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia.

The college programs most represented by current verbal commitments include Alabama (13) and Texas A&M (12), Georgia (9), Ohio State (6), Clemson, Texas (5), Notre Dame, USC and Penn State (4), Auburn, Miami and Florida (3) while Jackson State, LSU and Missouri hold two each. Iowa, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Missouri, Michigan, Kentucky, Arizona, Cincinnati, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon and Stanford each have one pledge on the list.

Six of the SI99 members remain undecided as of the evening of January 24.

The Preseason SI99 

1. WR Travis Hunter, Suwanee (Ga.) Collins Hill -- Committed to Jackson State (12/15/21)

2. IDL Walter Nolen, Powell (Tenn.) High -- Texas A&M (11/6/21)

3. IDL Travis Shaw, Greensboro (N.C.) Grimsley -- North Carolina (8/21/21)

4. QB Cade Klubnik, Austin (Texas) Westlake -- Clemson

5. Edge Jeremiah Alexander, Alabaster (Ala.) Thompson -- Alabama

6. CB Denver Harris, Houston (Texas) North Shore -- Texas A&M (12/18/21)

7. Edge Shemar Stewart, Opa Locka (Fla.) Monsignor Pace -- undecided

8. Edge Marvin Jones, Jr., Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage -- Georgia (12/15/21)

9. CB Jaheim Singletary, Jacksonville (Fla.) Riverside -- Georgia (11/21/21)

10. IDL Gabriel Brownlow-Dindy, Lakeland (Fla.) High -- Texas A&M (12/6/21)

11. Slot Kevin Coleman, Saint Louis (Mo.) St. Mary's -- Jackson State (1/8/22)

12. Slot Evan Stewart , Frisco (Texas) Liberty -- Texas A&M (11/29/21)

13. LB C.J. Hicks, Dayton (Ohio) Archbishop Alter -- Ohio State

14. WR Luther Burden, Saint Louis (Mo.) East St. Louis -- Missouri

15. IDL Mykel Williams , Hardaway (Ga.) High School -- Georgia

16. OT Elijah Pritchett, Columbus (Ga.) Carver -- Alabama (9/28/21)

17. Nickel Terrance Brooks, Little Elm (Texas) High School -- Ohio State

18. LB Shemar James, Mobile (Ala.) Faith Academy -- Florida (12/15/21)

19. IDL Anthony Lucas, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral High School -- Texas A&M (12/15/21)

20. CB Domani Jackson, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei -- USC (12/17/21)

21. RB Nicholas Singleton, Reading (Pa.) Governor Mifflin -- Penn State

22. IOL Devon Campbell, Arlington (Texas) Bowie -- undecided

23. RB Emmanuel Henderson, Hartford (Ala.) Geneva County -- Alabama

24. QB Ty Simpson, Martin (Tenn.) Westview -- Alabama

25. OT Kelvin Banks, Humble (Texas) Summer Creek -- Texas (12/11/21)

26. CB Daylen Everette, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy -- Georgia (12/14/21)

27. IOL Tyler Booker, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy -- Alabama

28. RB Malaki Starks, Jefferson (Ga.) High School -- Georgia

29. S Kamari Wilson, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy -- Florida (12/15/21)

30. Slot Raleek Brown, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei -- USC (12/2/21)

31. Edge Omari Abor, Duncanville (Texas) High School -- Ohio State (1/2/21)

32. QB Connor Weigman, Cypress (Texas) Bridgeland -- Texas A&M

33. Nickel Kendrick Law, Shreveport (La.) Captain Shreve -- Alabama (12/17/21)

34. OT Collin Sadler, Greenville (S.C.) High School -- Clemson

35. S Xavier Nwankpa, Altoona (Iowa) Southeast Polk -- Iowa (12/8/21)

36. TE Jaleel Skinner, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy -- Miami (12/17/21)

37. LB Harold Perkins, Cypress (Texas) Cy Park -- undecided

38. WR Talyn Shettron, Edmond (Okla.) Santa Fe -- Oklahoma State

39. CB Will Johnson, Grosse Point (Mich.) High School -- Michigan

40. QB Sam Horn, Suwanee (Ga.) Collins Hill -- Missouri

41. S Keon Sabb, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy -- Michigan (12/15/21)

42. RB Jaydon Blue, Houston (Texas) Cain -- Texas

43. CB Khamauri Rogers, Lexington (Miss.) Holmes County -- Miami

44. QB Drew Allar, Medina (Ohio) High School -- Penn State

45. CB Earl Little, Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage -- Alabama (12/15/21)

46. WR Tobias Merriweather, Camas (Wash.) Union -- Notre Dame (8/4/21)

47. WR Adam Randall, Myrtle Beach (S.C.) High School -- Clemson

48. CB Jeadyn Lukus, Mauldin (S.C.) High School -- Clemson

49. QB Walker Howard, Lafayette (La.) St. Thomas More -- LSU

50. OT Eston Harris, Auburn (Ala.) High School -- Auburn (10/14/21)

51. Edge Malick Sylla, Katy (Texas) High School -- Texas A&M

52. Slot Kaleb Brown, Chicago (Ill.) St. Rita -- Ohio State

53. S Zion Branch, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman -- USC (12/15/21)

54. QB Maalik Murphy, Gardena (Calif.) Junipero Serra -- Texas

55. RB Dallan Hayden, Memphis (Tenn.) Christian Brothers -- Ohio State

56. WR Shazz Preston, St. James (La.) High School -- Alabama (12/15/21)

57. LB David Bailey, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei -- Stanford (12/5/21)

58. OT Josh Conerly, Seattle (Wash.) Rainier Beach -- undecided

59. RB Branson Robinson, Madison (Miss.) Germantown -- Georgia

60. CB Toriano Pride, Saint Louis (Mo.) Lutheran North -- Clemson

61. TE Keyan Burnett, Anaheim (Calif.) Servite -- Arizona

62. LB  Jaylen Sneed, Hilton Head Island (S.C.) High -- Notre Dame

63. WR Tetairoa McMillan, Anaheim (Calif.) Servite -- Arizona (12/18/21)

64. OT Kiyaunta Goodwin, Charlestown (Ind.) High School -- Kentucky

65. QB Nick Evers, Flower Mound (Texas) High School -- Oklahoma (12/13/21)

66. S Jacoby Matthews, Ponchatoula (La.) High -- undecided

67. IDL Jaheim Oatis, Columbia (Miss.) High School -- Alabama

68. TE Jake Johnson, Watkinsville (Ga.) Oconee County -- Texas A&M

69. TE Donovan Green, Dickinson (Texas) High School -- Texas A&M

70. Nickel Trequon Fegans, Alabaster (Ala.) Thompson -- Alabama (10/18/21)

71. Edge Mario Eugenio, Tampa (Fla.) Gaither -- Cincinnati (11/27/21)

72. IOL Addison Nichols, Norcross (Ga.) Greater Atlanta Christian -- Tennessee 

73. TE Micah Riley-Ducker, Bellevue (Neb.) West -- Auburn

74. Nickel Jaeden Gould, Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic -- Nebraska (12/14/21)

75. S Bryce Anderson, Beaumont (Texas) West Brook -- Texas A&M (8/6/21)

76. Slot Kaden Saunders, Westerville (Ohio) South -- Penn State

77. Edge J'Mond Tapp, Donaldsonville (La.) Ascension Catholic -- Texas (8/30/21)

78. IOL Kam Dewberry, Humble (Texas) Atascocita -- Texas A&M (12/15/21)

79. IDL Chris McClellan, Owasso (Okla.) High School -- Florida (11/23/21)

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80. CB Devin Moore, Naples (Fla.) High School -- Florida (12/15/21)

81. TE Oscar Delp, Cumming (Ga.) West Forsyth -- Georgia (10/13/21)

82. IDL Khurtiss Perry, Montgomery (Ala.) Park Crossing -- Alabama (12/15/21)

83. Edge Kenyatta Jackson, Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade-Madonna -- Ohio State (10/19/21)

84. LB Josh Burnham, Traverse City (Mich.) Central -- Notre Dame

85. IDL Justice Finkley, Trussville (Ala.) Hewitt-Trussville -- Texas (9/9/21)

86. Nickel JaDarian Rhym, Valdosta (Ga.) High School -- Auburn (12/14/21)

87. WR Barion Brown, Nashville (Tenn.) Pearl-Cohn -- Kentucky (11/24/21)

88. WR CJ Williams, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei -- USC (1/8/21)

89. IOL Qae'Shon Sapp, Leesburg (Ga.) Lee County -- Florida State

90. IDL Christen Miller, Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove -- undecided

91. IDL Dani Dennis-Sutton, Owings Mills (Md.) McDonough -- Penn State

92. LB Jalon Walker, Salisbury (N.C.) High -- Georgia

93. Edge Darris Smith, Baxley (Ga.) Appling County -- Georgia

94. WR Kyion Grayes, Chandler (Ariz.) High School -- Ohio State

95. LB Jaron Willis, Leesburg (Ga.) Lee County -- Ole Miss (12/15/21)

96. WR Chris Marshall, Missouri City (Texas) Fort Bend Marshall -- Texas A&M (11/6/21)

97. Edge Jihaad Campbell, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy -- Alabama (12/15/21)

98. IDL Tyson Ford, Saint Louis (Mo.) Burroughs -- Notre Dame

99. LB Shawn Murphy, Manassas (Va.) Unity Reed -- Alabama

The 2021 SI All-American teams will be named in December and the SI99 will be updated and finalized in January. 

SI99 Break Down by College Commitment:

Alabama (13) - Alexander, Simpson, Henderson, Booker, Oatis, Murphy, Pritchett, Fegans, Perry, Preston, Campbell, Little, Law

Texas A&M (12) - Weigman, Sylla, Green, Anderson, Nolen, Marshall, E. Stewart, Brownlow-Dindy, J. Johnson, Lucas, Dewberry, D. Harris

Georgia (9) - Starks, Robinson, Walker, Smith, Delp, M. Williams, Singletary, Everette, M. Jones

Texas (6) - Blue, Murphy, Tapp, Finkley, K. Banks, Brooks

Ohio State (6) - Hicks, K. Brown, Hayden, Grayes, Jackson, Abor

Clemson (5) - Klubnik, Sadler, Randall, Lukus, Pride

Penn State (4) - Singleton, Allar, Saunders, Dennis-Sutton

Notre Dame (4) - Sneed, Burnham, Ford, Merriweather

Florida (4) - McClellan, D. Moore, Wilson, James

USC (4) - R. Brown, Branch, Jackson, C. Williams

Auburn (3) - Riley-Ducker, Harris, Rhym

Kentucky (2) - Goodwin, B. Brown

Miami (2) - Rogers, Skinner

Michigan (2) - W. Johnson, Sabb

Missouri (2) - Horn, Burden

Arizona (2) - Burnett, McMillan

Jackson State (2) - Hunter, Coleman

Cincinnati - Eugenio

Florida State - Sapp

Iowa - Nwankpa

LSU - Howard

Oklahoma - Evers

Oklahoma State - Shettron

Ole Miss - Willis

Oregon -McMillan

Tennessee - Nichols

SI99 Break Down by State:

Texas (15) - Klubnik, Harris, E. Stewart, Brooks, D. Campbell, Banks, Abor, Weigman, Perkins, Sylla, Evers, Green, Anderson, Dewberry, Marshall 

Florida (14) - S. Stewart, Jones, Singletary, Brownlow-Dindy, Everette, Booker, Wilson, Skinner, Sabb, Little, Eugenio, Moore, Jackson, J. Campbell

Georgia (13) - Hunter, M. Williams, Pritchett, Starks, Horn, Johnson, Nichols, Delp, Rhym, Sapp, Miller, Smith, Willis

California (7) - Jackson, R. Brown, Murphy, Bailey, Burnett, McMillan, C. Williams

Alabama (7) - Alexander, James, Henderson, Harris, Fegans, Perry, Finkley 

Louisiana (5) - Law, Howard, Preston, Matthews, Tapp

Missouri (4) - Coleman, Burden, Pride, Ford

South Carolina (4) - Sadler, Randall, Lukus, Sneed

Tennessee (4) - Nolen, Simpson, Hayden, B. Brown 

Mississippi (3) - Rogers, Robinson, Oatis

Ohio (3) - Hicks, Allar, Saunders

Arizona (2) - Lucas, Grayes

Michigan (2) - Johnson, Burnham

North Carolina (2) - Shaw, Walker

Oklahoma (2) - Shettron, McClellan 

Washington (2) - Merriweather, Conerly

Illinois - K. Brown

Indiana - Goodwin

Iowa - Nwakpa 

Maryland - Dennis-Sutton

Nebraska - Riley-Ducker

Nevada - Branch

New Jersey - Gould

Pennsylvania - Singleton

Virginia - Murphy

SI99 Break Down by Position:

Quarterback (8) - Klubnik, Simpson, Weigman, Horn, Allar, W. Howard, Murphy, Evers

Running Back (6) - Singleton, Henderson, Starks, Blue, Hayden, Robinson

Wide Receiver (11) - Hunter, Burden, Shettron, Merriweather, Randall, Preston, McMillan, B. Brown, C. Williams, Grayes, Marshall

Slot Receiver (5) - Coleman, Stewart, R. Brown, K. Brown, Saunders

Tight End (6) - Skinner, Burnett, Johnson, Green, Riley-Ducker, Delp

Offensive Tackle (6) - Pritchett, Banks, Sadler, Harris, Conerly, Goodwin 

Interior Offensive Line (5) - D. Campbell, Booker, Nichols, Dewberry, Sapp

Interior Defensive Line (12) - Nolen, Shaw, Brownlow-Dindy, M. Williams, Lucas, Oatis, McClellan, Perry, Finkley, Miller, Dennis-Sutton, Ford 

Defensive Edge (10) - Alexander, Stewart, Jones, Abor, Sylla, Eugenio, Tapp, Jackson, Smith, J. Campbell

Linebacker (9) - Hicks, James, Perkins, Bailey, Sneed, Burnham, Walker, Willis, Murphy

Cornerback (10) - Harris, Singletary, Jackson, Everette, Johnson, Rogers, Little, Lukus, Pride, Moore

Nickel Cornerback (5) - Brooks, Law, Fegans, Gould, Rhym

Safety (6) - Wilson, Nwakpa, Sabb, Branch, Matthews, Anderson,