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Class of 2022 Offers & Commitments

Lakota West OL Tegra Tshabola (Greg Shoemaker/TriStateFootball.com)

It is another banner recruiting class for local talent in Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana. The group of upcoming seniors, the Class of 2022 is loaded with players that are not only going to play on Saturday’s in college but also have a legitimate chance to be suiting up on Sunday’s, four, five or six years from now.

Ohio State already has three Class of ’22 commitments from Southwest Ohio – Tegra Tshabola (Lakota West), Jyaire Brown (Lakota West) and CJ Hicks (Alter). The Buckeyes came up barren in this corner of the state a year ago. Alabama lands a local player for a second straight season – Elijah Brown (Wayne). The Crimson Tide also inked Devonta Smith (La Salle) from the Class of ‘21.

Reigning Ohio Division I state champion, St. Xavier has six players with FBS offers – Cameron Collins, Max Klare, Grant Lyons, Brogan McCaughey and Brian Parker.

Here is a look at the local studs in the Class of 2022 who have Division I FBS offers (and some others with Division I FCS offers) or are committed:

Alex Afari
, Lakota West, DB, 6-3/190 – Verbally committed to Kentucky.

Ivan Anderson, Moeller, LB, 6-1/215 – Army.

Antwan Blackshear, Trotwood-Madison, DT/NG, 6-2/310 – Liberty.

Delian Bradley, Springfield, DB, 6-3/183 – Akron, Arizona State, Bowling Green, Brown, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Dartmouth, Eastern Michigan, Harvard, Iowa State, Kent State, Kentucky, Miami (OH), Michigan State, Nebraska, Pitt, Princeton & Toledo.

Elijah Brown, Wayne, TE, 6-5/230 – Verbally committed to Alabama.

Wayne TE Elijah Brown (photo by Shelby Frieszell/TriStateFootball.com)

Jyaire Brown, DB, Lakota West, 6-0/165 – Verbally committed to Ohio State.

Sam Buerkle, DL, St. Xavier, 6-4/250 – Brown & Penn.

Kamaury Cleveland, QB, West Carrollton, 6-0/165 – Toledo.

Cameron Collins, OL, St. Xavier, 6-4/260 – Akron, Appalachian State, Army, Ball State, Brown, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Dartmouth, Eastern Carolina, Navy, Ohio, Penn & Toledo.

Ashton Craig, OL, Lawrenceburg, 6-5/260 – Air Force, Ball State, Baylor, Boston College, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Coastal Carolina, Columbia, Dartmouth, Duke, Eastern Michigan, Florida State, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Miami (OH), Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue, Toledo, Tulane, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Western Michigan & Yale.

Lawrenceburg OL/DL Ashton Craig (photo by Dan Bieneke/TriStateFootball.com)

Tyron Darby, West Carrollton, RB, 6-1/185 – Buffalo, Cincinnati, Iowa State, Kent State & Toledo.

Keyontrez Devaughn, Hughes, RB, 5-10/189 – Marshall.

Brody Foley, Anderson, TE, 6-6/225 – Verbally committed to Tennessee.

MJ Flowers, Colerain, RB, 6-1/185 – Army & Navy.

Colerain RB MJ Flowers (photo by Dan Beineke/TriStateFootball.com)

Don’Yae Freeman, Aiken, RB/LB, 6-1/235 – Eastern Illinois.

Jack Garrett, Moeller, DL, 6-4/260 – Dartmouth & Penn.

Kendrix Goodman, Fairfield, OL, 6-3/315 – Ball State, Kentucky & Pitt.

Augie Groh, Fairfield, OL, 6-5/275 – Marshall.

Rodney Harris II, Princeton, WR, 6-2/192 – Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Michigan, Indiana, Pitt & Toledo.

Princeton WR Rodney Harris II (photo by Can Bieneke/TriStateFootball.com)

Chase Harrison, Centerville, QB, 6-2/185 – Verbally committed to Marshall.

Paul Haywood, La Salle, OL, 6-4/315 – Akron.

Bryan Henderson, Lakota West, DL, 6-1/260 – Buffalo, Eastern Illinois, Fordham & Youngstown State.

CJ Hicks, Alter, WR/DB, 6-2/202 – Verbally committed to Ohio State.

Alter DB CJ Hicks (photo by Shelby Frieszell/TriStateFootball.com)

William Ingle, Sycamore, RB, 5-11/195 – Verbally committed to Navy.

Tywann January, Springfield, DL, 6-0/260 – Akron.

Kaleb Johnson, Hamilton, RB, 6-1/190 – Akron, Bowling Green, Cal, Cincinnati, Iowa, Iowa State, Kent State, Marshall, Miami (OH), Michigan State, Minnesota, Pitt, Toledo, West Virginia & Western Michigan.

Norey Johnson, Deer Park, FS, 6-3/160 – Akron, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Duquesne, Eastern Michigan & Western Michigan.

Josh Kattus
, Moeller, TE, 6-4/235 – Verbally committed to Kentucky.

Moeller TE Josh Kattus (photo courtesy of ScoutingOhio.com)

Charles Kellom, St. Xavier, RB, 6-0/188 – Brown, Dartmouth, Eastern Kentucky & Lehigh.

Christian Kirenga, Alter, DB, 6-1/180 – Akron & Illinois State.

Charlie Kenrich, Lakota East, ATH, 6-4/220 – Air Force, Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Eastern Kentucky, Harvard, Iowa State, Kent State, Liberty, Marshall, Michigan State, Navy, Purdue, Toledo, Virginia Tech, Vanderbilt, Western Michigan and Yale.

Lakota East RB Charlie Kenrich (photo by Dan Bieneke/TriStateFootball.com)

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Max Klare, St. Xavier, TE, 6-4/210 – Air Force, Ball State, Bowling Green, Coastal Carolina, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Duke, Eastern Kentucky, Fordham, Georgia Tech, Kent State, Lehigh, Liberty, Marshall, Navy, Penn & Tulane.

Mekhi Lynn, Princeton, QB, 6-2/180 – Ball State, Cincinnati, Indiana, Miami (OH) & Toledo.

Caleb Lyons, Piqua, OG, 604/287 – Army & Air Force.

Grant Lyons, St. Xavier, DL, 6-2/220 – Army, Ball State, Brown, Colombia, Fordham, Lehigh, Navy & Penn.

Brogan McCaughey, St. Xavier, QB, 6-2/185 – Akron, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Miami (OH), Ohio, Penn, Toledo, Tulane, Western Michigan, Yale & Youngstown State.

St. Xavier QB Brogan McCaughey (photo by Dan Beineke/TriStateFootball.com)

Jasiah Medley, Piqua, ATH, 6-0/183 – Buffalo & Toledo.

Nick Moore, Northwest, OG, 6-4/275 – Army, Marshall, Navy & Wofford.

Isaiah Myers, Princeton, WR, 6-5/185 – Albany & Youngstown State.

Brian Parker II, St. Xavier, OL, 6-5/275 – Air Force, Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Coastal Carolina, ECU, Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Liberty, Louisville, Marshall, Miami (OH), Penn, Pitt, Toledo & Tulane.

Gi’Bran Payne, La Salle, RB/LB, 5-10/190 – Alabama, Akron, Boston College, Cincinnati, Florida, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Kent State, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Miami (OH), Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Penn State, Pitt, Purdue, Tennessee & Wisconsin.

La Salle RB Gi’Bran Payne (photo bu Dan Bieneke/TriStateFootball.com)

Drew Ramsey, Elder, WR, 6-1/200 – Miami (OH) & Toledo.

Derrick Shepard, Alter, DT, 6-3/310 – Verbally committed to Cincinnati.

Luke Slusher, Beechwood, OL, 6-5/290 – Air Force, Dartmouth, Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Michigan & Western Kentucky.

Beechwood OL Luke Slusher (photo by Greg Shoemaker/TriStateFootball.com)

Cameron Smith, Centerville, WR, 6-3/195 – Eastern Kentucky.

Te’Sean Smoot, Springfield, ATH, 5-11/165 – Air Force, Akron, UAB, Army, Ball State, Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Fordham, Kent State, Kentucky, Marshall, UMass, Miami (OH), Navy, Ohio, Toledo & Western Michigan.

Chase Stone, Alter, DB, 5-10/175 – Akron.

Ty Thornton, Indian Hill, QB, 6-3/180 – Marshall.

Adam Trick, Wayne, OLB, 6-4/200 – Air Force, Akron, Army, Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Miami (OH), Navy, Penn, Princeton, Yale & Youngstown State.

Tegra Tshabola, Lakota West, OL, 6-5/315 – Verbally committed to Ohio State.

Aamil Wagner, Wayne, OL, 6-6/240 – Indiana, Kentucky, Marshall, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Pitt, Purdue, Tennessee, Toledo, Virginia & West Virginia.

Vasean Washington, Springfield, OL, 6-5/265 – Dartmouth.

Brandon White, Moeller, WR, 5-9/160 – Akron & Marshall.

Evan Wibberley, Dixie Heights, OL, 6-5/275 – Austin Peay, Central Arkansas, Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Michigan, Florida International, Marshall, Middle Teennessee State, Missouri State, Western Kentucky & Youngstown State.

Ken Willis, Colerain, DB, 5-11/170 – Air Force, Akron, Army, Ball State, Buffalo, Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Michigan, Miami (OH), Navy, Ohio, Toledo & Western Michigan.

Trevor Wilson, Covington Catholic, TE/DE, 6-4/235 – Middle Tennessee State.

**If there are any updates/omissions or players with Division I FCS offers that are not on this list. Contact Greg Shoemaker at greg@tristatefootball.com.

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