The list of colleges recruiting offensive lineman Tyler Luellen out of Bethany (Mo.) South Harrison is lengthy but doesn’t contain all the names he is hoping for.
Nebraska and Ohio State are absent from the list of offers which includes Oklahoma State, Illinois, Vanderbilt, Missouri, Kansas, and Colorado State.
“I would like to see offers from them,” Luellen said. “They would be my top two if they offered.”
Northwestern, Purdue, and Arkansas also join the list of possibilities. Luellen has taken unofficial visits to Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Purdue, and Nebraska.
The 6-foot-7, 275-pounder made the all-conference lineup last year on the offensive line, defensive line and as kicker. He also earned all-state honors as an offensive lineman. He projects as an offensive lineman at the next level, though.
“Every coach I’ve talked to wants me as a left tackle,” Luellen said. “They tell me I have good feet. Our offensive line coach as a grading system where he gives us a score on each play and then comes up with a percentage to measure our performance. I usually grade in the high 80’s or low 90’s.”
Luellen is also the three-time defending state discus champion, with throws of 155-feet as a freshman, 167-feet as a sophomore, and 154-feet this past season, even though he was hindered by an injury.