BRR Examines: 2013 OL

Big Red Report takes a current look at the 2013 offensive line board for Nebraska. The Nebraska staff has one offensive line commitment and a number of these prospects could join him in the class.

Nebraska Offensive Line Targets
2013 HS Football Rankings (full list):
Pos: OT Pos Rank: #59 Pos Rating:

Kansas City (MO) Rockhurst HS

HT: 6-foot-4.5 WT: 292

One of the top-rated players in the Midwest, Hannon has recently trimmed his list to Nebraska and Arkansas and is trying to make a decision before the end of the month to avoid distractions during his senior season. Hannon has been to Lincoln multiple times already and one would have thought that Nebraska was in the driver's seat with him. There are some indications that he is now favoring Arkansas despite former Rockhurst teammate Michael Rose now being in Lincoln.

2013 HS Football Rankings (full list):
Pos: OG Pos Rank: #21 Pos Rating:

San Clemente HS (Calif.)

HT: 6-foot-5 WT: 260

Harlow is a nasty offensive lineman. He will pancake his initial block, peel back around and catch someone else in the ear hole. Harlow is also technically sound as an offensive lineman. He bends at the knee, not the waist, and really moves his feet. Harlow has visited Nebraska for Big Red Weekend and is set for another trip to Lincoln to take a closer look like Nebraska commitment Johnny Stanton did. Coincidentally, Harlow and Stanton attended the same school for a year and Harlow was the center for Stanton. Harlow and Stanton also met and talked about Stanton's choice to become a Husker.

J.D. Hinnant
2013 HS Football Rankings (full list):
Pos: OT Pos Rank: #37 Pos Rating:

Fountain Valley (Calif.)

HT: 6-foot-5 WT: 260

A two-way standout for Fountain Valley as an OT and a DE; Hinnant has excellent athleticism for a big guy and looks "skinny" on film with a frame that can definitely carry more weight. Hinnant is holding some big offers like Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Arizona State and others, but Nebraska will host Hinnant for an official visit on 9/29 (Wisconsin). In a recent update Hinnant said that Cal, Oregon, Duke, Oregon State and Nebraska were standing out right now.

2013 HS Football Rankings (full list):
Pos: OT Pos Rank: #18 Pos Rating:

Phoenix (Ariz.) Mountain Pointe

HT: 6-foot-5 WT: 270

Lacy is a solid run-blocker who will have to work on his technique at the next level. What makes Lacy such a great prospect is his size and athleticism. Nebraska has been recruiting Lacy for a while now and he has made it no secret that he plans to come to Lincoln and check it out and he may not come alone. Sounds like Lacy will work with Priest Willis, Jr. and Devon Allen about getting all three from Arizona to visit Lincoln together. Lacy is scheduled to officially visit Nebraska on 9/29 (Wisconsin).

2013 HS Football Rankings (full list):
Pos: C Pos Rank: #7 Pos Rating:

Encinitas (Calif.) La Costa Canyon

HT: 6-foot-3 WT: 265

Quessenberry recently took part in "The Opening" and also named Nebraska as one of his top three along with Cal and San Diego State. Quessenberry isn't in a hurry and while there are no reports that he's set up any official visits just yet he's made it clear that he will take all five trips and decide at some point before the end of the calendar year. Quessenberry plays tackle in high school, but is being projected to play inside at center. He gets to the second level very quickly and a lot of big runs that La Costa Canyon running backs make are because of great seals he makes against the linebacker creating huge lanes.

Christian Morris (UCLA Verbal)
2013 HS Football Rankings (full list):
Pos: OT Pos Rank: #21 Pos Rating:

Memphis (Tenn.) East

HT: 6-foot-6 WT: 285

Morris was recently named one of the top five offensive lineman at "The Opening" where he also decided that it was time to commit to UCLA. Morriss had been favoring UCLA for a while and chose the Bruins over Nebraska. While it seems strange to still include Morriss as part of this list the standout recruit says that he will still take other visits including one to Nebraska. Bo Pelini and his staff have been lights out for the most part when it comes to recruits stepping foot on campus and while they will have their work cut out for them with this UCLA commitment they will still have a fighting chance if Morriss does come to Lincoln this season for an official visit.

Dan Samuelson (Nebraska Verbal)
2013 HS Football Rankings (full list):
Pos: OT Pos Rank: #53 Pos Rating:

Plymouth (Ind.)

HT: 6-foot-5 WT: 285

Samuelson initially committed to Pitt before changing his commitment to Nebraska. The teams that were really on Samuelson did their homework. Samuelson doesn't come from a densely populated part of the state and a lot of teams are going to miss based on that fact alone. What they will miss though could be the steal of the class for Nebraska in my opinion. Samuelson is big, smart, strong, a dominating run-blocker with a need to develop pass-blocking skills. I like Samuelson's film because he's quick off the ball and stays low even though he's clearly the biggest player on that field. In the back of my mind, even though Samuelson is rated as a tackle, it wouldn't surprise me at all if he made the move inside and potentially even to center.

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