On Friday, five Big Ten schools received some news when it came to their 2022 recruiting classes.

Cristian Driver, a four-star defensive back recruit according to 247Sports, announced his top 12 schools on his Twitter account Friday evening. Nearly half of the finalists are Big Ten schools.

The five Big Ten programs that made the cut include Nebraska, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan. So basically, some of the conference’s biggest names. Big Ten schools that did offer Driver that did not make the cut include Michigan State and Minnesota.

As you can tell by the finalists, this kid is thought of quite highly by those in the college football world. He stands at 6-foot-1, 180 pounds is playing his high school ball at Liberty Christian in Argyle, Texas.

Per 247Sports, Driver ranks as the No. 12 safety and No. 29 prospect out of Texas in the 2022 recruiting class. Overall, he’s listed as the No. 202 player in the cycle.

Driver is certainly a hot commodity, especially amongst Big Ten programs. I’m sure this list will be cut down throughout the process. It will be interesting if teams such as Nebraska or Wisconsin can keep up with the programs like Alabama and Ohio State.