GoMids.com continues its review of this year's incoming freshman class by position. Last year the Mids ranked sixth in the nation in team rushing at 278.54 yards per game. The Naval Academy Prep offensive line took a hit when both its three-star recruits offensive line recruits, Toye Adewon and Nate Hoff, left for New Mexico and Indiana respectively. Still the 2012 Naval Academy Prep School and direct admits produced some talented offensive linemen in the one area of the team that needs more depth. GoMids.com will look at the incoming offensive linemen.
The name Adam West will cause some older fans to think of the Batman TV series. For Navy football Adam West is the name of the best center coming out of the Naval Academy Prep School since Graham Vickers. West actually was a little better than Vickers at center at NAPS in my opinion. Adam is a 6-3, 267 pound center out of Klein, Texas. He was an honorable mention all-district performer as a senior at Klein. West is explosive off the ball, can get to the second level easily and drives defensive players back with initial contact. He can bend his knees and moves well. In addition West was a team leader and made the line calls. He showed his strength a few years back at the Under Armor Combine after his junior year in high school. West bench pressed 185 pounds 25 times and he's bigger and stronger now. He is the prototypical Navy option center. He has the talent to impact the depth chart next year as a sophomore. The Scout.com two-star rated center chose Navy over Air Force.
Andrew Martin was a starting offensive tackle last fall at the Naval Academy Prep School until he injured his wrist in the Navy JV game. He sat out the rest of the season. Martin is a 6-4, 272 pound lineman from Decatur, Alabama who is a powerful, athletic, physical lineman who loves contact and seems to it brings it every play. He has a long wing span, good body control and balance. He is the son of a college football coach and an excellent technician. Martin is a terrific athlete who can perform spectacular dunks on the basketball court. He chose the Naval Academy over scholarship offers from Louisiana Tech, North Alabama and UT-Martin. Due to Martin's wrist injury he missed a significant part of the off season workout so he'll probably will be behind some others this summer.
Jeremiah Robbins was the other starting offensive tackle last year at the Naval Academy Prep School. He is a 6-2, 290 offensive tackle from Arlington, Texas who served as his high school's team captain. He was named All-District his senior year at Arlington. Robbins is a tenacious Texas tough mauler. Jeremiah has a real mean streak and loves to hit. He works to finish his blocks and tries to pancake the opposing defensive linemen. He isn't a great natural athlete but he is relentless blocker who plays all out through the whistle. The opposition needs to keep their eye on Robbins because he is so chippy you would think he plays for Air Force. He is an extremely hard working overachiever. His work ethic could get him in the mix on the three deep depth chart by his sophomore year.
Meet the New Mids: Offensive Line pt I
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