Texas Longhorns Zero in on Offensive Line Targets

Texas is off to a very nice start on the offensive line with commitments from Tope Imade and Denzel Okafor. The number on National Signing Day could be four or go as high as five. Some of the offensive line players to keep an eye on include Jean Delance, Zach Shackelford and Patrick Hudson.

Texas is off to a very nice start on the offensive line with commitments from Tope Imade and Denzel Okafor.  The number on National Signing Day could be four or go as high as five.  Some of the offensive line players to keep an eye on include Jean Delance, Zach Shackelford and Patrick Hudson.

 

Jean Delance

6-foot-5, 270-Pounds

Mesquite (Texas) North Mesquite

 

Inside the Numbers

 

Class 2016

Scout Overall Rank No 62

Position Rank No 5

Midland OT Rank No 2

Texas OT Rank No 2

 

Scout.com Take

 

He is a true offensive tackle prospect who can project out as a left tackle or a 'blind side' tackle. He moves well and is light n his feet in pass protection and shows true aggression as a run blocker. Finishing to the whistle and securing blocks down the field of the second and third levels. He has a long and lean frame and looks e=light for a 280-pounder. He will be able to add good muscle and weight as he matures giving him high upside. – GP

 

Zach Shackelford

6-foot-4, 290-Pounds

Belton (Texas)

 

Inside the Numbers

 

Class 2016

Position Rank No 34

Midland OG Rank No 7

Texas OG Rank No 7

 

Scout.com Take

 

Shackelford plays outside as a left tackle for his high school team, but likely projects best at the P5 level to a guard position. Plays with overt aggression. Tenacious player who plays through the whistle. Vigorously finishes blocks, especially in the run game. Because of playing experience, possibly position-versatile as OG or OT. Sometimes bends at the waist. Will be even better with improved foot quickness and pad level consistency. - G. Brooks

 

Patrick Hudson

6-foot-5, 320-Pounds

Silsbee (Texas)

 

Inside the Numbers

 

Class 2016

Scout Overall Rank No 40

Position Rank No 3

Midland OG Rank No 1

Texas OG Rank No 1

 

Scout.com Take

Mountain of a prospect, dominating the competition on the 4A level. And because of his enormous frame and power when Hudson gains the leverage advantage it’s over. He is raw as a prospect from a technique standpoint in pass pro, but for his size and frame he has good explosion and runs the field and pulls well -- at times clearing lanes 10-15 yards away from the line of scrimmage. He is likely strong enough to compete at the college level early.

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