JD2 Preview: Offensive Line

Saturday, Texas hosts JD2, and LonghornDigest.com will review each position group expected to be on campus for the event. Up next, the offensive line.

Kent Perkins, Lake Highlands

Perkins was slated to make it to Junior Day I, but had a family emergency that kept him from making. So it's great news that Perkins rescheduled his trip. He's a for-sure offer, the state's top offensive tackle and potentially its best player, period. And most feel that Perkins has mutual interest in the Longhorns, meaning that they could make a great splash on his visit.

Josh Thomas, Evangel Christian (La.)

Thomas claims to have an offer from the Longhorns already, and what's definite is that offensive line coach Stacy Searels was impressed with Thomas's performance at last summer's Texas Camp, particularly with Thomas's size and his condor-like wingspan. He's one of the top tackles on the board.

Maurice Porter, Fort Bend Marshall

Porter has seen his stock rise because a lot of people find his size, at 6-6 290, intriguing. Porter probably projects best as an offensive guard, and with Texas potentially not taking a player at that position, he might have an uphill battle for an offer. It's still worth having him swing by campus, though.

Patrick Morris, Denton Guyer

While the three previous players all have prototypical size, the reason Morris might not get an offer is because he lacks that same size. Morris is an interior guy — and likely a center — all the way at 6-2 260ish. He's an excellent blocker with toughness, but probably a slow-play at this point with Texas waiting on Darius James.

Austin Davis, Mansfield

By far the most unknown visitor on Junior Day, Davis is a versatile lineman with nice size at 6-5 295. He's probably best as an interior player, but he shows the feet and balance to play all over the line. While Davis might be a bit of a longshot for an offer, he should have a good time on Saturday, as it's his birthday.

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