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Rivals Rankings Week: Breaking down the updated OLs

CLASS OF 2020 RANKINGS: Rivals250 | State | Position | Team

Paris Johnson, Jr.
Paris Johnson, Jr.

RANKINGS: Offensive tackles | Guards | Centers

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

Monday: Top 10 revealed | Who could break into final top 10? | Who is No. 1 TE?

Tuesday: Updated Rivals100 revealed | New five-stars | Mind of Mike | Three in line for fifth star

Wednesday: Updated Rivals250 revealed | Analyst roundtable | Teams that should be pleased | Who could break into Rivals250?

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.

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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.

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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.