Baxter: High quality on the high school O-line

scvarsity@sc.rr.comJuly 7, 2013 

Jim Baxter


THE OFFENSIVE lineman spot is not nearly as deep as some positions, but the guys in this Top 25 list are excellent peformers and capable of all-state honors.

Like most of the other position rankings, the top 10 are FBS caliber players, many with FBS offers already on the table.

The tight end position is making a comeback in the offensive schemes and while it is not a position of great depth, it is a position of great talent. At least nine of the top 10 will be playing the Division I level in college, with three already committed to BCS programs.


Rank Player Hgt. Wgt. School Class
1 Donell Stanley 6-4 297 Latta2014
2Nolan Kelleher 6-5 310 Wando 2015
3Noah Green6-5310Boiling Springs2015
4 TJ Haney 6-6300Gaffney2015
5 Christian Taylor6-5287White Knoll2014
6Taylor Hearn6-4315Williston-Elko2014
7Zack Bailey6-5300Summerville2015
8Jake Whitley6-5290North Augusta2014
9Malik Young6-3275Woodmont2014
10Messiah Rice6-6270 Orangeburg-Wilkinson2014
11Dakeavis Whitmore6-4295Chester
12Josh Hutchinson6-6265Dutch Fork2014
13 Gyasi Yeldell6-2255Silver Bluff2014
14Roman Jackson6-5320Wade Hampton2015
15Jimmy Ivey6-3275Darlington2015
16Shuler Littleton6-6275York2014
17 Hudson Little 6-4255Bishop England2015
18Blake Robertson6-3268Lawrence-Manning2014
19Will Jones6-5285Lugoff-Elgin2015
20 Ian Fabian6-5 290Hillcrest2014
21Kolt Doss6-3285Chapin2014
22Austin Collins6-3295Bamberg-Ehrhardt2014
23Zaavia Blyther-Wright6-3275Richland Northeast2014
24Torey Boone6-3284Westwood2016
25Josh Moss6-6260York2014


Rank Player Hgt. Wgt. School Class
1Sean Smith 6-6225Summerville2014
2Kalen Ritchie6-5215Goose Creek2014
3Kevin Crosby6-0225Bamberg-Ehrhardt2014
4Ryan Yuracheck6-1230Carolina Forest2014
5RJ Tyler6-4230Wagener-Salley2014
6Cannon Smith6-5235Hammond2014
7Stephen Baggett6-5220Beaufort2014
8Colin Reed6-3214Boiling Springs2015
9Amir Ealey6-4230Irmo2015
10Bernard McCall6-3215Brookland-Caycle2014

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