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How things stand with top five uncommitted 2022 OL

Julian Armella
Julian Armella (Nick Lucero/Rivals.com)


The 2022 class is full of major prospects that will be stars at the college level. The twists and turns of their recruiting process will be front and center in a little over a month, so let’s take a look at the recruitment of the top uncommitted prospects at each position. Up next are the offensive linemen.

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Top contenders: Florida State, Florida, Miami, Alabama, LSU, Ohio State

Recruiting outlook: A decision for Armella is a long way away. Florida State will be a contender until he signs his letter of intent because his father played for the Noles. Meanwhile, Florida and Miami are trying to capitalize on the rebuilding process that Florida State is going through. Alabama and Ohio State are among the other teams that have also been pushing for Armella.

Farrell’s take: Most think he’s a Florida State lock because he’s a legacy, but that’s not true. LSU is doing a great job with him right now, so that’s who I’d pick today.

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Top contenders: Texas, Texas A&M, Ohio State, Alabama, Oklahoma, LSU

Recruiting outlook: Dewberry seemed to be looking at Texas pretty hard while five-star Quinn Ewers was committed to the Longhorns. Now Texas A&M could be the de facto leader. It’s still too early to tell where he’ll end up, but Alabama, Ohio State and Oklahoma are positioning themselves well for the long run.

Farrell’s take: It used to be Texas, but I would say Oklahoma has the edge based on coaching stability.

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Top contenders: Miami, Notre Dame, Ohio State, North Carolina, Virginia

Recruiting outlook: Rice is slated to announce his top eight schools Saturday, and it’s a good bet that these five schools will make the cut. In the past Rice talked about the impact that the offers from Ohio State and Notre Dame made, and he really liked the environment at Miami when he visited the area a few years ago. There are a lot of family connections at Virginia, and he just visited North Carolina for a game.

Farrell’s take: Your guess is as good as mine, but most feel Ohio State right now and I'll go with them.

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Top contenders: Oklahoma, Texas, LSU, Georgia

Recruiting outlook: Campbell is looking at a long list of schools and expects to release a short list in the coming month or two. Oklahoma and Texas have been all over him for a long time, and both teams look to be among his favorites. LSU is right up there with those two and a recent offer from Georgia has caught his attention. Look for Campbell to take a lot of visits once the dead period is over and some West Coast schools figure to be among his destinations.

Farrell’s take: I have LSU right now over Texas in a close battle.

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Top contenders: USC, Washington, Oregon, UCLA, Michigan, Oklahoma

Recruiting outlook: It’s going to be a long recruiting process for Conerly. He really likes those West Coast schools - USC, Washington, Oregon and UCLA - but he will do his research before taking any major steps in his recruitment. Oklahoma and Michigan have done a good job making Conerly feel like a priority as well.

Farrell’s take: I have Washington over Oregon and Alabama right now. But this could change many times.