With National Signing Day and the 2021 recruiting cycle in the books, it’s time to get to know the next wave of elite high school football recruits.

The class of 2022 is loaded from top to bottom with stars at each position. In order to explore the depths of the class, USA Today High School sports is going position-by-position to spotlight the top-end prospects who are set to take their talents to the college ranks next year.

Let’s meet the top 22 defensive linemen in the class of 2022.

Read more of our 22 in ’22 series: Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | Offensive Line

1 Walter Nolen

Photo: Ryan Callahan, 247Sports

High School: St. Benedict at Auburndale (Tenn.)

Position: Defensive Tackle

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 300 pounds

College: Undecided

2 Shemar Stewart

High School: Monsignor Pace (Fla.)

Position: Defensive End

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 240 pounds

College: Undecided

3 Travis Shaw

Photo: Don Callahan, 247Sports

High School: Grimsley (N.C.)

Position: Defensive Tackle

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 310 pounds

College: Undecided

4 Jeremiah Alexander

Photo: 247Sports

High School: Thompson (Ala.)

Position: Defensive End

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 235 pounds

College: Undecided

5 Gabriel Brownlow-Dindy

Photo: Andrew Ivins, 247Sports

High School: Lakeland (Fla.)

Position: Defensive Tackle

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 275 pounds

College: Undecided

6 Enai White

Photo: Brian Dohn, 247Sports

High School: Imhotep Institute (Pa.)

Position: Defensive End

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 230 pounds

College: Undecided

7 Malick Sylla

Photo: Collin Kennedy, 247Sports

High School: Katy (Texas)

Position: Defensive End

Height: 6-foot-6

Weight: 230 pounds

College: Texas A&M

8 Mykel Williams

Photo: Jason Caldwell, 247Sports

High School: Hardaway (Ga.)

Position: Defensive Tackle

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 255 pounds

College: Undecided

9 Omari Arbor

Photo: Collin Kennedy, 247Sports

High School: Duncanville (Texas)

Position: Defensive End

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 240 pounds

College: Undecided

10 Derrick Moore

Photo: Brian Dohn, 247Sports

High School: St. Frances Academy (Md.)

Position: Defensive End

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 245 pounds

College: Undecided

11 Cyrus Moss

Photo: Brandon Drumm, 247Sports

High School: Bishop Gorman (Nev.)

Position: Defensive End

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 220 pounds

College: Undecided

12 Tyre West

Photo: Rusty Mansell, 247Sports

High School: Tift County (Ga.)

Position: Defensive Tackle

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 280 pounds

College: Georgia

13 Dani Dennis-Sutton

Photo: 247Sports

High School: McDonogh School (Md.)

Position: Defensive End

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 250 pounds

College: Undecided

14 Marvin Jones Jr.

Photo: Gaby Urrutia, 247Sports

High School: American Heritage (Fla.)

Position: Defensive End

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 225 pounds

College: Undecided

15 Khurtiss Perry

Photo: Jason Caldwell, 247Sports

High School: Park Crossing (Ala.)

Position: Defensive Tackle

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 267 pounds

College: Undecided

16 Caden Curry

Photo: Steve Wiltfong, 247Sports

High School: Center Grove (Ind.)

Position: Defensive Tackle

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 250 pounds

College: Undecided

17 Kenyatta Jackson

Photo: Andrew Ivins, 247Sports

High School: Chaminade-Madonna Prep (Fla.)

Position: Defensive End

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 231 pounds

College: Undecided

18 Aaron Wilson

Photo: 247Sports

High School: St. Frances Academy (Md.)

Position: Defensive End

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 235 pounds

College: Undecided

19 Bear Alexander

Photo: Collin Kennedy, 247Sports

High School: Ryan (Texas)

Position: Defensive Tackle

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 325 pounds

College: Georgia

20 Aaron Graves

Photo: Sean Bock, 247Sports

High School: Southeast Valley (Iowa)

Position: Defensive End

Height: 6-foot-5.5

Weight: 260 pounds

College: Iowa

21 Jaheim Oatis

Photo: 247Sports

High School: Columbia (Miss.)

Position: Defensive Tackle

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 349 pounds

College: Undecided

22 Tyson Ford

Photo: Brice Marich, 247Sports

High School: John Burroughs School (Mo.)

Position: Defensive End

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 245 pounds

College: Notre Dame