The Opening: Top Offensive Line Performers

BEAVERTON, Oregon -- A look at the top five offensive line performers from The Opening in Beaverton, as selected by the Scout recruiting analysts...

Top Five Offensive Linemen at The Opening

Ira Denson
Offensive Guard, Madison (Fla.) County - Committed to Florida State
His stock is certainly on the rise after an impressive performance. He was the only player strong enough and quick enough to hand one-on-one losses DTs A'Shawn Robinson AND Eddie Vanderdoes. He was stout at the point of attack and showed the competitive spirit and the flat out grittiness of a premier offensive guard. He finishes plays with authority. Look for him to climb in to the Scout300 in the very near future.

Denver Kirkland
Offensive Guard, Miami (Fla.) Booker T. Washington
Whatever program secures his commitment will be getting a very versatile kid. He is projected to play guard in college, but got his reps at tackle at The Opening and took home the OL MVP honors for his play. He got his fair share of reps against the most elite guys and more than held his own. He is quick out of his stance and even though he is not 6'8 he has good arm length. Equally effective in run and pass blocking drills.

Alex Redmond
Offensive Guard, Los Alamitos (Cali.) - Committed to Oregon
Had one of the more impressive plays of the weekend when he was able to drive DL MVP Eddie Vanderdoes into the turf -- slightly injuring the defender's shoulder. The next rep after that he would control the technically sound and quicker Christian Lacouture, showing key hand placement, balance and quick feet. He has good technique, seems to show a high football IQ and shows surprising quickness for a large player. He was good on both days.

Cameron Hunt
Offensive Guard, Corona (Cali.) Centennial - Committed to Cal
A great all-around weekend for Hunt, who got the weight of his college decision off his shoulders by committing to the Cal Bears. Another player who plays tackle in high school and that is the spot he played at The Opening. He was selected to the "official" final group of top performers and won one of his reps and lost one of his reps to speedy DE Devin Washington. Has quick feet but still needs to bulk up to move inside to take on more size and strength in college

Christian Morris
Offensive Tackle, Memphis (Tenn.) East
A true tackle prospect. He has long arms and is super strong in the upper body which allows him to pack an extremely strong punch. On at least three occasions his initial contact sent some of the best defensive ends in the country flying backwards. He was also one of the more active participants jumping out to take reps at any given chance and he won his fair share of those matches. When he has his balance and his feet under him he is a powerhouse.

Top Sparq: Tyler Lancaster
Most Versatile: Jake Raulerson
Most Upside: Shamire DeVine
Biggest Surprise: Scott Quessenberry

Scott Kennedy, Greg Biggins, Chad Simmons, Allen Trieu, Jake Worthen and Brandon Huffman all contributed

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