High School Sports

Baxter: High quality on the high school O-line

Jim Baxter
Jim Baxter kkfoster@thestate.com

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.

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN

Rank Player Hgt. Wgt. School Class
1 Donell Stanley 6-4 297 Latta 2014
2 Nolan Kelleher 6-5 310 Wando 2015
3 Noah Green 6-5 310 Boiling Springs 2015
4 TJ Haney 6-6 300 Gaffney 2015
5 Christian Taylor 6-5 287 White Knoll 2014
6 Taylor Hearn 6-4 315 Williston-Elko 2014
7 Zack Bailey 6-5 300 Summerville 2015
8 Jake Whitley 6-5 290 North Augusta 2014
9 Malik Young 6-3 275 Woodmont 2014
10 Messiah Rice 6-6 270 Orangeburg-Wilkinson 2014
11 Dakeavis Whitmore 6-4 295 Chester
12 Josh Hutchinson 6-6 265 Dutch Fork 2014
13 Gyasi Yeldell 6-2 255 Silver Bluff 2014
14 Roman Jackson 6-5 320 Wade Hampton 2015
15 Jimmy Ivey 6-3 275 Darlington 2015
16 Shuler Littleton 6-6 275 York 2014
17 Hudson Little 6-4 255 Bishop England 2015
18 Blake Robertson 6-3 268 Lawrence-Manning 2014
19 Will Jones 6-5 285 Lugoff-Elgin 2015
20 Ian Fabian 6-5 290 Hillcrest 2014
21 Kolt Doss 6-3 285 Chapin 2014
22 Austin Collins 6-3 295 Bamberg-Ehrhardt 2014
23 Zaavia Blyther-Wright 6-3 275 Richland Northeast 2014
24 Torey Boone 6-3 284 Westwood 2016
25 Josh Moss 6-6 260 York 2014

TIGHT ENDS

Rank Player Hgt. Wgt. School Class
1 Sean Smith 6-6 225 Summerville 2014
2 Kalen Ritchie 6-5 215 Goose Creek 2014
3 Kevin Crosby 6-0 225 Bamberg-Ehrhardt 2014
4 Ryan Yuracheck 6-1 230 Carolina Forest 2014
5 RJ Tyler 6-4 230 Wagener-Salley 2014
6 Cannon Smith 6-5 235 Hammond 2014
7 Stephen Baggett 6-5 220 Beaufort 2014
8 Colin Reed 6-3 214 Boiling Springs 2015
9 Amir Ealey 6-4 230 Irmo 2015
10 Bernard McCall 6-3 215 Brookland-Caycle 2014
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