The best available 2022 college football recruits by defensive position

Shemar Stewart, the No. 3 prospect in the Class of 2022, draws comparisons to Clemson defensive end Myles Murphy. ThreeStep

College football's 2022 recruiting class is a little over halfway through its first month of visits in June after spending the past year sidelined by a dead period.

This month will likely help prospects form opinions on top schools and lead to commitments. The visits were much needed for recruits and coaches alike, as there are a great many top prospects still uncommitted and undecided.

As of now, 164 of the ESPN 300 recruits are uncommitted. That includes nine of the 12 five-stars, 28 of the top 50 prospects, 53 of the top 100 and 85 of the top 150. Those numbers are pretty similar to where last year's class was at this point (27 of the 50 prospects, 47 of the top 100 and 147 of the top 300).

With so many big names still on the board, we reviewed the top committed and uncommitted recruit at each offensive position earlier in the week. We are now looking at the top committed and uncommitted defensive prospects in this class and where their recruitments stand.