2016 priority target overview: Offensive Line

After undersigning along the offensive front in the previous two recruiting classes, Arizona State arguably signed its best offensive line class of the Internet era last year. The Sun Devils signed five high school offensive linemen. But 2016 will again be critical in replenishing the unit.

Despite signing five prospects last year, ASU is still in the process of rebuilding its depth along the offensive line. We expect the Sun Devils to sign at least four prospects again this year

Here's our look at the offensive line prospects who have offers from Arizona State.

St. Augustine offensive tackle prospect Michael Alves claims offers from Arizona State, Boston College, San Diego State, Vanderbilt, Washington and Washington State. He projects more as a guard than a tackle but displays enough athleticism and length he could play outside.

Tremayne Anchrum is a prospect from Powder Spring, Georgia, who claims offers from Appalachian State, Arizona State, Cincinnati, Colorado State, Georgia Southern, Marshall, Nebraska, Tulana and Wake Forest. He is listed at 6-foot-4 and 260 pounds but has the frame to add weight.

Austin Anderson and his twin brother Riley, were recently offered by Arizona State. The 6-foot-4 280-pound prospect plays right tackle now but projects to move inside to guard or center in college. In addition to ASU, he claims offers from schools such as Cincinnati, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Northwestern, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas Tech and Vanderbilt.

At 6-foot-5 and 280 pounds, Riley Anderson plays left tackle for the Class 3A Division I runner-ups. Because of his length he projects as a tackle in college. Like his brother he reportedly holds offers from the same 19 programs. Chris Thomsen is recruiting the duo to Arizona State.

Branton Autry is a junior college prospect claiming offers from Arizona State and South Carolina. The 6-foot-4, 320-pounder was a defensive tackle prospect coming out of high school in Mobile, Alabama. He transitioned to the offensive line at Butler, Kansas, Coffey C.C. He projects as a guard at the Division I level.

Orlando (Fla.) Bishop Moore offensive lineman Parker Boudreaux claims 70 offers, but who’s counting? The four-star recruit seems to be focusing his attention on schools in the east since Oklahoma would be the furthest west out the programs making up his ‘top-set.'

Cohl Cabral had a strong performance at the The Opening Regional Combine in Los Angeles, according to Scout.com’s Brandon Huffman. The 6-foot-5, 255-pounder has a big frame and reportedly has the flexibility and feet to play left tackle in the Pac-12.

Auburn (Calif.) Placer offensive lineman Jacob Capra claims an offer list that includes Arizona, Arizona State, California, Kansas, Oregon, Washington and Utah among others. He brother signed with Utah after being committed to Cal. We project him to guard in college.

Jean Delance gained some nationally notoriety after decommitting from Oklahoma after one of the school’s fraternities came under public scrutiny for a racist viral video. The offensive tackle prospect hails from Todd Graham’s hometown but has one of the most impressive offer lists in the country.

A two-way prospect, Kellen Diesch could play defensive end or offensive tackle in college. He has mainly played tight end in high school thus far but at 6-foot-7 and 280 pounds his future seems best at left tackle. In addition to Arizona State, the Texas native claims offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Oklahoma and Texas among others.

The West’s top-ranked guard prospect, Michael Eletise has offers from the likes of Arizona, Cal, Colorado, Florida State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon State, Texas Tech, UCLA and Washington, and Washington State, but told SunDevilSource.com that the Sun Devils will continue to be a prominent player in his recruitment after his unofficial visit March 9.

Matt Farniok is a big 6-foot-6 300-pound tackle prospect from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He reportedly holds offers from ASU, Iowa, Iowa State, Michigan State, Minnesota, Missouri Nebraska, Stanford, Vanderbilt, and Washington State among others. He seems headed to either the Big-12 or Big-10.

Dallas Skyline center prospect Clarence Henderson claims offers from Arizona State, California, Houston, Kansas State, Rice, SMU, UCLA and the Washington. The 6-foot-1 260 pounder lacks size to probably play guard but displays good quickness and strength to play center.

Keenan King has been on ASU’s radar for over a year now. The Las Vegas, Nevada, Arbor View recruit is listed as a tackle by Scout.com projects to play guard. At 6-foot-4 and 290-pound prospect also reportedly has offers both San Diego State and from UNLV. He is being recruited to Arizona State by Chris Thomsen.

As one of the top prospect at the junior college level, Hutchinson C.C. offensive lineman Tate Leavitt claims offers from Alabama, Arizona State, Illinois and Texas Tech. The 6-foot-6, 300 pound Ohio native projects to tackle. He signed with Ohio University out of high school.

Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei offensive lineman Frank Martin is a four-star prospect and one of the top offensive line prospects in the West. He reportedly has over two dozen offers, including offers from Florida, LSU, Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, UCLA and USC. The 6-foot-5 and 285-pounder projects to tackle.

Garden City (N.Y.) Nassau Community College offensive lineman Malcolm Pridgeon is another big JUCO tackle claiming an offer from ASU. In addition to the Sun Devils, 6-foot-8, 285-pounder claims early offers from Cincinnati, Kentucky, Louisville, Marshall, Purdue, Temple, Texas Tech, UCF and Virginia Tech.

Mackenzie Nworah is another Texas-based offensive line prospect with an offer from Arizona State.. The Sun Devils and Colorado were reportedly his first offers. Since then Louisiana Tech, Maryland and Texas Tech have offered. The three-star prospect from Manvel, Texas, projects to guard in college.

Arlington (Texas) Lamar offensive lineman Chris Owens holds a long list of offers that includes Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Cal, Northwestern, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas A&M and Texas Tech, among others. The 6-foot-4 280-pounder is an ideal guard who brings a great blend of power and athletic ability to the table.

Zach Shackelford reportedly picked up early offers from Arizona State, Cincinnati and Kansas State. The Belton, Texas, product is also receiving interest from programs such as Kansas, Oklahoma State, Texas and TCU. The 6-foot-4 and 290-pounder could play guard or tackle in college.

At 6-foot-7, 275 pounds, Murrieta (Calif.) Mesa offensive lineman Nathan Smith has been receiving interest from just about every school in the West. He is one of the top offensive tackle prospects in the country. He has a long athletic frame and should be able to play well over 300 pounds and be able to maintain his quickness and flexiability.

As Scout.com top offensive tackle prospect in California, Folsom offensive lineman Jonah Williams already claims offers from much of the Pac-12 including Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon and Washington. But the Atlanta native reportedly doesn't have any preference on what part of the country he plays and is receiving national interest.

Clark Yarbrough is one of the top offensive line prospects in the East. The offensive tackle from Woodberry Forest (Va.) projects to offensive tackle in college. With over two dozen offers to his credit, the 6-foot-7, 270-pounder seems like a longshot to come across to country to play for ASU.


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