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Rivals Rankings Week: New 2022 DB rankings

The updated 2022 Rivals250 is out and today we are unveiling the defensive position rankings. The collective group of 2022 safeties and corners is as talented as it gets with potential next level All-American candidates across the board.

Little movement happened at the top of the respective boards among the rankings, but there was a lot of action outside the top 10 at both positions. Adding interest to the rankings from a recruiting lens, three of the top 10 corners are uncommitted, while six safeties have yet to make their collegiate intentions known.

Below is a look at the defensive backs.

NEW 2022 POSITION RANKINGS: Safety | Cornerback | Strongside Defensive End | Weakside Defensive End | Defensive Tackle | Offensive Tackle | Offensive Guard | Center | Wide Receiver | Tight End | Running back | All-purpose back | Pro-Style QB | Dual-Threat QB



Saturday: Who should be awarded fifth star?

Sunday: Who should be No. 1?

Monday: Five-Star Countdown | Meet the new five-stars

Tuesday: New Rivals250 revealed | Gorney's thoughts | Who will we regret dropping? | 10 biggest movers

Wednesday: Offensive position rankings | Recruiting updates on all uncommitted offensive players in Rivals250 | Five schools that received boost from new rankings | QB Rankings Spotlight | RB Rankings Spotlight | WR/TE Rankings Spotlight | OL Rankings Spotlight

Thursday: Defensive position rankings | Recruiting updates on all uncommitted defensive players in Rivals250 | DL Rankings Spotlight | LB Rankings Spotlight

Friday: State rankings


TEAMS WITH TOP COMMITS: Georgia, Iowa, Michigan

There are currently three five-star defensive backs off the board: Jaheim Singletary (No. 1 cornerback, No. 7 overall) to Georgia, Xavier Nwankpa (No. 1 safety, No. 20 overall) to Iowa and Will Johnson (No. 4 cornerback, No. 25 overall) to Michigan.

In addition to Singletary, the Bulldogs have landed Julian Humphrey (No. 6 CB, No. 43 overall) at cornerback. Clemson, meanwhile, received verbals from Jeadyn Lukus (No. 5 CB, No. 42 overall) and Daylan Everette (No. 7 CB, No. 46 overall).

The next-highest committed safety behind Xwankpa is Florida State pledge Sam McCall, who sits at No. 5 in the position rankings and No. 64 overall.



Notre Dame corner commit Jaden Mickey from Centennial High School (Ca.) jumped from No. 37 to No. 20 in the position rankings and Clemson commit Toriano Pride out of East St. Louis (Il.) made the move from No. 20 to No. 10. At safety, one of the biggest risers was Thompson (Al.) four-star Trequon Fegans. The Alabama commit landed at No. 11.



USC is one of the teams to keep an eye on going forward. The addition of Lincoln Riley as the Trojans’ head coach has breathed life into the program and its recruiting. Many of the top players in the West such as Domani Jackson and Zion Branch were already considering both Oklahoma and USC.