Spring Preview: OL

Spring football started Tuesday at the University of Miami. Read on for a preview of the offensive line position.

The starters (L-R) are expected to be Darling, McDermott, Linder, Isidora, and Odogwu.

Trevor Darling -- A major prospect out of high school, Darling started a few games at right tackle as a true freshman in 2014. He became the full-time starter at left tackle last season and started every game there. He's considered the most talented lineman on the team and will have the responsibility of protecting Brad Kaaya's blindside. He's not in the same league as Ereck Flowers but he has a chance to develop into one of the league's best left tackles this season.

Nick Linder -- Surprisingly, he started a handful of games as a true freshman at 2014 at the guard position. He then became the team's starting center in 2015 -- the role he was expected to take on when recruited here. Linder is rock solid in the middle and should be a three-year starter there.

Danny Isidora -- After redshirting in 2012, Isidora missed most of the 2013 season with a foot injury. He became one of the team's starting guards in 2014 and has been a fixture there over the last two seasons. He enters the 2016 season as the team's most experienced lineman.

K.C. McDermott -- The team's most heavily recruited offensive lineman, McDermott saw action as a freshman in 2014 and then became a part-time starter in 2015. He saw most of his action at left guard and is expected to be the starter there this fall.

Alex Gall -- Recruited from the state of Ohio, Gall saw action as a true freshman in 2013 but barely played his first two seasons here. He became a part-time starter at left guard as a junior last season and is expected to compete for a starting spot now that he's a senior.

Sunny Odogwu -- The biggest player on the team, Odogwu was a raw prospect when he signed here. After a redshirt in 2013, he saw limited action in 2014 and then started a couple games at right tackle last season. He's in the mix to be the team's starting right tackle in 2016.

Tyree St. Louis -- The best of the freshman linemen last season, St Louis saw game action off the bench. He seems to have a bright future as a right tackle and will likely be in the rotation again this season.

Hunter Knighton -- A lightly recruited player from the state of New Jersey, Knighton redshirted in 2013 and then missed the 2014 season with an injury. He saw some action off the bench in 2015 and hopes to compete for playing time in 2016.

Jahair Jones -- A Junior College transfer expected to contribute last season, Jones redshirted instead and was unable to crack the rotation. He could play guard or tackle but it was disappointing that he was unable to compete last season.

Tyler Gauthier -- A true guard prospect, he was very lightly recruited out of high school and redshirted last season.

Hayden Mahoney -- A lightly recruited player from Pennsylvania, Mahoney redshirted last season. He will compete for playing time as a backup guard this season.

Brendan Loftus -- A lightly recruited player from Tallahassee, Loftus redshirted last season. It's unclear whether his future is at guard or tackle.

Bar Milo -- A lightly recruited player from California, Milo redshirted last season. It's still unclear whether he projects best as a guard or tackle here.


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