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Previewing the O-Line For 2016 and Beyond

With the commitment of 4th ranked OT Tate Levitt today, Coach Stoops has now assembled what will likely be the premier Offensive Line haul in the class of 2016. A line of that caliber has been something we have never seen at Kentucky and they will come in next year to provide some amazing depth that you have you have in the SEC. How good will the protection be for Patrick Towles/Drew Barker/Gunnar Hoak? Let’s take a look at next year’s potential depth chart:

Left Tackle

Big George at work

George Asafo-Adjei -Sophomore (3 Star)

Nick Richardson – Rs. Sophomore (3-star)

Landon Young – Freshman (4 star)

Left Guard

Nick Haynes – Junior (3-star)

Jarvontius Stallings- Rs. Sophomore (3-Star)

Marcelys Jones – Transfer Junior (4 Star)

Center

Coming to a trench near you

Jon Toth – Senior (3-Star)

Zach Myers – Senior (3-Star)

Drake Jackson – Freshman (4 Star)

Right Guard

Ramsey Meyers – Junior (3-Star)

Cole Mosier – Junior (Walk-On)

Logan Stenberg – Sophomore (3 Star)

Right Tackle

Tate will make an impact day 1

Tate Leavitt- Junior (3 Star)

Kyle Meadows –  Junior (3-Star)

 

We have so much talent that I wasn’t able to include guys like Jarret Larubbio (3-star), Mason Wolfe (3-star) OG, and Dylan Greenberg among others. Last season the offensive line was one of the team’s weakest points and during the back half of the season lack of depth resulted in no ability to rush and no time for Towles. Now Stoops has put together a line that can stand with any in the SEC.

Rebuilding a program takes time but as you can see the foundation in years 1-3 are turning into something that can truly be special.

Article written by Andrew Cassady

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6 Comments for Previewing the O-Line For 2016 and Beyond



  1. WeareBBN
    11:35 pm July 18, 2015 Permalink

    As we know Andrew this is our hope but until all are signed and on campus things will change. We will lose some of these guys but by getting so many quality lineman the losses, if they are small in numbers, will not sting as bad. I do think the Kentucky guys will stay and Tate will as well, hope they all do. Really looking forward to seeing what quarterbacks and running backs will come here knowing they will have a great OL to help them.

  2. Don’t forget the O line that blocked for Tim Couch and company was pretty spiffy, and huge. Granted though, this one may have more stars than that one did coming out of high school.



  3. Angelo
    1:56 am July 19, 2015 Permalink

    This is great news! But who are the starters? You can only play five at a time. Is this fantastic line based on the starters or the backup starter combo?



  4. IgnorantOnSuchMatters
    11:03 am July 19, 2015 Permalink

    I know enough to know that our o-line has a solid chance of being rather intimidating. These are big time recruits. What I don’t understand is why o-lineman so rarely get high star rankings? Does anyone know why that is the case with the recruiting services?



    • novalsi
      3:14 pm July 19, 2015 Permalink

      They’re easily overlooked.

      It’s the same reason that most of the Heismans (Heismen?) are won by QB/RB/WR: If you’re an OL doing your job well, you won’t get noticed by design.



  5. Infoiswrong
    6:50 pm July 19, 2015 Permalink

    You’re information on Landon is wrong he’s a 5 star now not a 4 star