Prospects and coaches agree the Rivals Camp Series presented by Under Armour is one of the most competitive and best places for players to test their skills and receive college-level coaching. The best offensive linemen in the country competed in the 10 Rivals Camp Series regional camps. Here are the five best.
Recruiting wrap: Leatherwood is committed to Alabama.
Performance: Leatherwood turned in one of the most dominating performances at any camp when he completely shut down the defensive linemen in New Orleans. The hulking prospect is known for his mean streak when it comes to finishing blocks and his full array of skills was on display during his camp showing.
Recruiting wrap: Texas, Alabama and Ole Miss are in the mix for Little.
Performance: Little is a guy that reminds me a lot of past Rivals100 prospect Mitch Hyatt. At the Rivals Camp Series event in Dallas, he took nearly 15 one-on-one reps and won all except one against Marvin Wilson -- he also beat Wilson three other times. He has a sort of a 'country strong' profile physically, but technically he does a great job of initiating contact with good punch, extension and then redirection. Little is going to continue to fill out more, but he plays with a good sense of his size and naturally knows how to square up defenders when setting a block.
Recruiting wrap: Michigan and Alabama are in good shape with Wilson, who is also considering Georgia, LSU, USC and Rutgers
Performance: Wilson came into the Rivals Camp Series in New Jersey with a target on his back as the nation’s top tackle, but he lived up to the hype while turning in a dominant performance. Wilson’s combination of size and skills make him a unique prospect and he looks like a future star.
Recruiting wrap: Cal, Washington, USC and UCLA are among the programs in the mix for Neilon.
Performance: Neilon was virtually unbeatable at the Rivals Camp Series in Los Angeles, winning rep after rep in impressive fashion. At first glance Neilon doesn’t look like one of the country’s top offensive linemen, but his technique is among the country’s best and his strong lower body allows him to hold his ground against even the strongest of defensive linemen.
Recruiting wrap: Michigan, Notre Dame, Miami, Florida and several other programs are still in the mix for Herbert.
Performance: Herbert earned his way onto the list after winning MVP honors at the Rivals Camp Series in Miami. After starting off a little slow at the event Herbert quickly found his footing and looked nearly unbeatable. His combination of size and strength allowed him to overpower several defenders and his hand placement allowed to keep leverage against shorter defensive linemen as well.