National Recruiting Director Mike Farrell’s Three-Point Stance is here with look at several big, recent commitments, a ranking of the Big Ten's starting quarterbacks and a breakdown of the top offensive linemen in the Group of Five.
14. Noah Vedral, Rutgers — Vedral goes from third on the depth chart at a bad Nebraska team to the starter of a much worse Rutgers team.
3. THE BEST GROUP OF FIVE OFFENSIVE LINEMEN
I continue my look at the top Group of Five players for the 2020 season with my ranking of the offensive lineman, something that is never easy.
1. Nolan Laufenberg, Air Force — A very steady run blocker who can pass protect as well. He’s a reason why Air Force owns the run game and time of possession and NFL scouts have noticed.
2. Brady Christensen, BYU— A big tackle, Christensen is an exceptional pass blocker with good feet and the anchor of the offensive line for BYU.
3. Kayode Awosika, Buffalo — He’s a big right tackle who is very good at run blocking and has become a road grader the NFL likes.
4. James Empey, BYU— Empey is one of the best centers in the country and has been coached up since he was young. He’s very smart and has an NFL future.
5. Shamarious Gilmore, Georgia State — Gilmore will go down as one of the best offensive linemen in the history of the program and has good size and power for the NFL.
6. Jaelin Fisher, Charlotte— Another excellent center, Fisher leads a balanced offense and opened holes for numerous 100-yard rushing games last season by Benny LeMay.
7. Cole Schneider, UCF— Schneider is consistent in run and pass blocking and rarely makes a mistake.
8. Luke Goedeke, Central Michigan — A one-year starter, Goedeke has already turned heads as an elite run blocker.
9. Danny Godlevske, Miami (Ohio) — A very solid and cerebral center, Godlevske is the leader of the offensive line and a leader on offense.
10. Jaylon Thomas, SMU— He’s not the tallest or longest tackle, but he gets the job done.
11. Peter Nestrowitz, Navy— A very solid guard and excellent run blocker, he’s the leader on the offensive line for a team that puts up monster rushing numbers.
12. Jakari Robinson, Cincinnati— He’s a sawed off center, but he uses his natural leverage to his advantage and has very good feet. He’s not as much of an NFL prospect as some other centers on this list which drops him down a bit.
13. Tristen Hoge, BYU— The former Notre Dame lineman is coming off an injury-riddled year, but he showed in 2018 how good and versatile he can be.