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The 2022 college football recruits you need to know

Safety Kamari Wilson has "Ed Reed-type ability," according to IMG Academy head coach Bobby Acosta. ThreeStep

The COVID-19 pandemic has made this fall more unique when it comes to ranking college football prospects. While some players have had their seasons limited because of school or state policies, others have been able to take the field for a complete junior season.

Between games that have been played and camp circuit evaluations over the summer, our staff has continued to scout impactful prospects from our first ESPN Jr. 300 release in July and discover more breakout prospects who have entered the rankings.

We list breakout performers, players who rose significantly up the rankings and more who made their ESPN Jr. 300 debuts.

Breakout performers

S Kamari Wilson
IMG Academy (Florida)
ESPN Jr. 300 ranking: 33

Heading into IMG Academy's appearance in the 2020 GEICO ESPN High School Showcase earlier this fall, head coach Bobby Acosta said he felt Wilson had "Ed Reed-type ability." While very high praise, it's easy to see why Acosta feels that way. Wilson is a physical, intense defender with explosive ability to close. He has a nice blend of size and speed, and he has demonstrated the tools to be a well-rounded playmaker.