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Which 10 programs are recruiting O-line best in 2021?

Donovan Jackson
Donovan Jackson (Nick Lucero/Rivals.com)

Commitments are still coming in like crazy but it’s also a great time to analyze which teams are recruiting the best at each position for 2021. Here’s my take on the offensive line.

Mark Pszonak contributed to this report.

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PROGRAMS RECRUITING BEST BY POSITION: QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs

CLASS OF 2021 RANKINGS: Rivals250 | Position | Team | State

CLASS OF 2022: Top 100

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1. OHIO STATE 

Ben Christman
Ben Christman (Nick Lucero/Rivals.com)

The Buckeyes are off to an amazing start as expected with five-star Donovan Jackson from Texas and Ben Christman from Ohio. Both are Rivals100 prospects.

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2. MICHIGAN 

Greg Crippen
Greg Crippen (Rivals.com)

Michigan is a close second here with IMG’s Greg Crippen, in-state commitment Giovanni El-Hadi and Raheem Anderson, another local. An argument could be made for Michigan to be No. 1 with an extra commitment.

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3. CLEMSON 

Ryan Linthicum
Ryan Linthicum (Rivals.com)

The Tigers are off to a great start with the top center in the county, Ryan Linthicum, and rising star Marcus Tate.

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4. GEORGIA 

Micah Morris
Micah Morris (Rivals.com)

Offensive line recruiting has been excellent at Georgia and that continues with potential five-star Micah Morris and local Dylan Fairchild, who could be a bit underrated.

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5. NEBRASKA 

Teddy Prochazka
Teddy Prochazka (Nick Lucero/Rivals.com)

Massive linemen Teddy Prochazka, Henry Lutovsky and Branson Yager all have excellent upside, and this could be a huge OL in a few years.

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6. MIAMI 

Laurence Seymore
Laurence Seymore (Nick Lucero/Rivals.com)

I like what the Canes are doing here with Laurence Seymore, who could play inside or outside. Ryan Rodriguez and Mike McLaughlin are both very solid additions.

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7. NOTRE DAME 

Blake Fisher
Blake Fisher (Rivals.com)

The Irish have an excellent OL recruiting tradition, and elite OT Blake Fisher will keep that going. Pat Coogan is a solid addition from Chicago, which is traditionally an important recruiting area.

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8. OREGON 

Bram Walden
Bram Walden (Nick Lucero/Rivals.com)

When it comes to OL recruiting, the Ducks rule the roost in the Pac-12 with Bram Walden, Jonah Miller and Jackson Light — a very good trio. Each brings a lot to the table, and Walden could be special.

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9. TEXAS A&M 

Reuben Fatheree II
Reuben Fatheree II (Rivals.com)

With Trey Zuhn and Reuben Fatheree II - as well as Matthew Mykoff - the Aggies continue to build on the OL. And they always put a lot in the pros.

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10. IOWA 

Connor Colby
Connor Colby (Nick Lucero/Rivals.com)

The Hawkeyes always do well along the offensive line, and with David Davidkov, Connor Colby and Gennings Dunker they have a good core. And Beau Stephens could be one of the true sleepers in the 2021 class.

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ODDS AND ENDS 

Wisconsin just missed the cut and has two excellent four-stars in JP Benzschawel and Riley Malhman. ...The Gators have a deep class with four offensive linemen, led by four-star Javonte Gardner. ... Auburn always does a good job recruiting OL and has three good ones, led by Jaeden Roberts.