USAAAB: West Offensive Line Report

Tony Morales or Sederick Flowers? Which future Big 12 offensive lineman has caught Josh Harvey's/Greg Powers' eye more through two days? Come inside to find out!

It's hard to write about the offensive line, when the offensive line doesn't do much in practice. The west squad has been so depleted with injuries, they have taken it pretty easy through the first two days.

At one point on Tuesday morning, the west was down to six total offensive lineman after Greg Robinson went to the sideline with a small ankle injury. It's said to be fine and Robinson will practice in full on Thursday according to FoxSport's Greg Powers.

While they might not be doing much against themselves or against the defensive line in individual breakdowns, it's been fun to watch when the front five step up against competition in 11-on-11s.

On Tuesday, the offensive line star was once again Dallas-Fort Worth product Tony Morales. The future Texas Tech Red Raider showed flashes of being a great potential OL recruit. The best part is he did it on a wet field.

Morales did a nice job in pass protection and even did better in a few options plays where he was able to sweep to the outside. While he doesn't look like the most mobile lineman, the two various times we saw Morales on the outside, he was knocking one defensive lineman/linebacker down and going to the next.

"Morales is definitely a guy that has college size right now. He's fundamentally sound and super strong physically. He has the size and lower body you like to see on an interior line prospect and has done a great job keeping one of the best defensive tackles in the country from making big plays," said Powers.

Morales has also drawn the praise of the west squad defensive line. Arizona product Todd Peat Jr. and Cali star Viliami Moala told Scout.com sources that Morales was the best offensive lineman in the bunch.

Another offensive lineman that impressed at times on Tuesday was Matthew Hegarty. The Notre Dame commitment had a up and down practice, but when he's on he's a guy who won't let most defensive ends get around him.

During early morning 1-on-1s, Hegarty impressed with his work ethic and ability to bounce back after the start he had on Monday. He showed great footwork and was not affected b y the pass rush.

"When Hegarty is on top of his game he's able to slow down even the quickest speed rushers, but he's still got a ways to go physically. Many people think he could be an excellent a tackle prospect in college, his future position might actually be at guard," said Powers.


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