Rivals Rankings Week: Breaking down the updated OLs
Following a long spring of camps, 7-on-7s and combines, the Rivals’ rankings for the 2020 class have been updated and several big changes took place. Offensive line is next our look at a position-by-position breakdown of the updated rankings.
Rivals Rankings Week
Thursday: New offensive position rankings revealed
Friday: New defensive position rankings revealed
Saturday: Team rankings breakdown
Sunday: New state rankings revealed
TEAM WITH THE TOP COMMIT: OHIO STATE
Five-star offensive lineman Paris Johnson has been committed to the Buckeyes for nearly a year now, and remains solid to the school despite overtures from other major programs. What makes Johnson special as a prospect is his athleticism despite being one of the biggest (6-foot-7, 295 pounds) offensive tackles in the class. His rare combination of size, speed and athletic ability are why he’s been a fixture atop the rankings for the most of the 2020 rankings cycle. Other teams trying to snag him away from Ohio State include LSU, Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama.
TEAM TO WATCH: CLEMSON
The Tigers don’t have any five-star offensive linemen committed but probably have the best collection of talent at the position of any team in the country. The group is led by Rivals100 tackle Walker Parks, who flew up into the Rivals100 and No. 9 nationally at the offensive tackle position. The Tigers also have four other four-star offensive linemen in the fold in offensive guards Mitchell Mayes (No. 3), Bryn Tucker (No. 7) and Paul Tchio (No. 8) and offensive tackle John Williams (No. 25). Offensive line was a major position of need for the Tigers in the class and by landing five quality linemen the school has certainly addressed that need.
PLAYER TO WATCH: CHRIS MORRIS
Morris is now the nation’s No.1 offensive guard and also the top uncommitted offensive lineman in the class. With an array of options, the charismatic prospect continues to keep fans and coaches alike guessing when it comes to his future school.
Recently, he said Texas A&M tops his list with Auburn in second place, but he’s previously talked up Tennessee, Florida as well as Alabama and Georgia -- and that’s just over the past month. The fight for Morris will only intensify as other top names come off the board and schools could be battling for him deep into the fall.