West: Top Five OLs

The top inside linemen in the West are led by commits to Michigan, Chris Fox of Colorado and BYU, Brayden Kearsley of Oregon...

West: Top Five Offensive Guards/Centers
Location: Parker, Colo.
High School: Ponderosa
Size: 6-5, 285
Recruiting: Committed to Michigan
Scouting Report: Fox isn't just the top guard prospect in the West but the top overall prospect in the state as well. He plays tackle for Ponderosa and is also a talented defensive lineman but we think he projects best on the interior of the line. He's a physical and nasty player who moves well in space. He's very athletic for a big man, has a great frame, plays with a motor and has a great upside to him. Few lineman have the ability to play anywhere on the offensive line but Fox fits the ball and was a great early pickup for the Wolverines.
Location: Beaverton, Ore.
High School: Aloha
Size: 6-5/270
Recruiting: Committed to BYU
Scouting Report: Kearsley gave an early commitment to BYU last summer but college coaches obviously didn't get the memo and have been recruiting the lineman harder than ever. Offers are pouring in for the versatile lineman and for good reason. Kearsley can play guard or tackle in college and is one of the best run blockers in the region. He's an extremely physical player and if you want to know what it looks like to finish off a play the right way, watch Kearsley. He plays with a relentless style to him and has the kind of motor college coaches love.
Location: Orange, Calif.
High School: Orange Lutheran
Size: 6-5/320
Recruiting: Colorado, Florida State, UCLA, USC, Washington
Scouting Report: Lopez has been on the recruiting radar since his freshman year and landed his first scholarship offer from UCLA prior to taking a varsity snap. He's a huge kid with a wide frame and massive shoulders. He has a college body right now and just need to continue to work on his overall strength and athleticism. He's a powerful drive blocker and has benefited from some great coaching at the H.S level as his technique is already very advanced.
Location: San Clemente, Calif.
High School: San Clemente
Size: 6-5/260
Recruiting: Boise State, Colorado, Oregon, Oregon State, USC, Utah, Washington
Scouting Report: Harlow played in the shadows of all-world tackle Kyle Murphy a year ago but quietly had a very good season. He played tackle and has the feet and athleticism to stay there at the next level. He's a very physical player with a natural mean streak. He has excellent lateral mobility enabling him to be an advanced pass blocker at an early age. Harlow is the son of former USC All-American Pat Harlow and he has definitely benefited as his technique and knowledge of the game is at the college level right now.
Location: Orange, Calif.
High School: Orange Lutheran
Size: 6-5/285
Recruiting: California, Colorado, Florida, Florida State, Oregon, Stanford, TCU
Scouting Report: Sutton doesn't get the same recognition as OL teammate john Lopez but he might have had an ever better junior year. He's not as massive as Lopez but moves better and is just as physical. He mauls opposing linemen, plays with leverage and can get out in space and is an effective blocker on a linebacker down the field. He's a tireless worker off the field and is one of the strongest lineman in the state.

The Next Five: C David Maka (Tustin, Calif.), C Dane Crane (Santa Margarita, Calif.), OG Andrew Kirkland (Portland Jesuit, Ore), OG Nick Whitton (Villa Park, Calif.), OG Logan Stott (St. George, Utah)


National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins (@GregBiggins), National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager Brandon Huffman (@BrandonHuffman), Southwest Recruiting Analyst Jason Jewell (@jason247scout) and Northwest Recruiting Analyst Jake Worthen (@JakeWorthen) contributed to these rankings.

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