Washington, USC, Oregon all make the cut for 2022 5-star tackle Josh Conerly Jr.
The list of suitors for Josh Conerly Jr.’s services is down to six.
The 5-star 2022 offensive lineman announced on Twitter Monday that he has narrowed his list down to six, and it includes a trio of Pac-12 programs. USC, Oregon, and Washington all made the cut, along with OU, Michigan, and Miami.
And there was 6……🔒 (recruitment closed) pic.twitter.com/RrnpM5Fr8R
— Josh(ua) Conerly Jr (@joshuaconerlyjr) January 3, 2022
Conerly is the nation’s third-ranked offensive tackle prospect, per the 247 Composite, and the 23rd-ranked prospect overall in his class. A 5-star, he’s one of only three remaining players with that distinction who are uncommitted.
The Rainier Beach (Wash.) product was previously thought to be a Washington lean until Husky head coach Jimmy Lake was fired and the staff was changed over. The Wolverines are viewed as the current favorites to land the 6-foot-5 tackle, though Oregon, with new coach Dan Lanning, has reportedly been building momentum. That Conerly held off signing during the early December window would seem to open the door for programs with new coaching staffs—five of the six programs on his list—to build up a relationship.
According to 247Sports national recruiting editor Brandon Huffman, Conerly is a sure-fire NFL guy with a first-round projection. Here’s his evaluation:
“With a basketball background and running back history in youth football, Conerly is an athletic offensive tackle with great length, long arms and tremendous footwork, given his experience in the lane in basketball. Shows tremendous flexibility with natural knee bend, athletic and physical when clearing out running lanes and pulling. Smoothly changes direction and shows the balance, agility and explosion when in the open field. Uses hands extremely well, quick set in his pass blocking and can re-direct and anchor with ability to reset. Has a great motor and a high football IQ. Because of basketball background, stays in great shape, but will need to add weight and get stronger in college but possesses an optimal frame to do so. Projects as multi-year Power 5 starter and projects as first round pick.”
You can view his highlight tape below, via Hudl: