The red box represents a year of eligibility and the black box represents a redshirt year available.
|Jack Anderson||6-5/300||Freshman||Offensive Line|
|Dawson Deaton||6-5/290||Freshman||Offensive Line|
|Will Farrar||6-5/300||Freshman||Offensive Line|
|Casey Verhulst||6-6/315||Freshman||Offensive Line|
|Jack Reichel||6-5/290||Junior||Offensive Line|
|Paul Stawarz||6-5/295||Junior||Offensive Line|
|Jacob Hines||6-5/325||Junior||Offensive Line|
|Zach Adams||6-6/315||RS Freshman||Offensive Line|
|Giovanni Pancotti||6-5/280||RS Freshman||Offensive Line|
|Tony Morales||6-3/295||Senior||Offensive Line|
|Madison Akamnonu||6-5/310||Sophomore||Offensive Line|
|Colin Yang||6-2/290||Sophomore||Offensive Line|
|John Gerold||6-3/270||Sophomore||Offensive Line|
|Bailey Smith||6-5/300||Sophomore||Offensive Line|
|Terence Steele||6-6/300||Sophomore||Offensive Line|
|Travis Buffy||6-6/270||Sophomore||Offensive Line|
This looks beautiful. The offensive line was recruited heavily the past three years and it shows. There is a ton of depth here, now, we just need to figure out which guys can play. Still though, there’s a ton of red boxes here and I absolutely love that. You could probably go a year without recruiting a ton at offensive line. I previously predicted two but could see three as well. It should be a small class.
Only one senior, Morales (his second year to be a senior) and just three juniors, all junior college commits from the past two years, Stawarz, Hines and Reichel.
I understand why Kingsbury let Lee Hays go, from a production standpoint, the offensive line was a mess and Patrick Mahomes was running for his life for what seemed like the entire season. Quite frankly, the offensive line has to do a better job of protecting Nic Shimonek and it will largely be up to the youngsters on the offensive line. The sophomores, redshirt freshmen and freshmen are the building blocks of the class that should set this position group going forward. I’m excited to see what Brandon Jones can do as an offensive line coach and I’m really interested to see how he lines these guys up and improves them as a lot.
Oh, and I still believe in Steele and Akamnonu. Consistency is really tough for offensive linemen and I think that Hays really didn’t have any options, but it would have been preferable for Steele and Akamnonu to play guards rather than tackles and then move outside to tackles for their sophomore years. Anderson could start at guard because he’s ridiculously athletic and I think Jones prefers guys like that. Jones could have a lot of fun with Anderson pulling and mowing down linebackers. I think the combination of Anderson, Deaton, Farrar and Verhulst are as good of a group as I’ve seen.