Scout Penn Preps will be releasing its 1st Annual Pre-Season Pennsylvania All-State Football Team on August 14th. In the meantime, we’ll talk about the players that made the teams and where they were placed (first or second team). Today, we'll talk about the offensive linemen that were selected.
Chris Bleich verbally committed to Penn State on April 7th of this year.
Thorpe committed to Penn State on April 26th of this year. Below is Scout National Analyst Brian Dohn's evaluation of Thorpe.
"Thorpe is an absolute monster as a run blocker. He fires off the ball, has a plus initial punch, can scrape the defensive linemen and get to the second level. He pumps his legs, is physical, and ha a high motor. He plays with a low pad level and often overwhelms his opponent. He is solid is pass protection, but he needs to work on his kick step and remaining patient while sitting in his base."
Desmond Holmes committed to Penn State on August 7th of this year.
Fredrick Scruggs , rated as a four-star prospect, currently has offers from Iowa State, Michigan State, Penn State, Syracuse, Kent State, Temple and Toledo.
Gabe Houy committed to Pitt on June 1st of this year.
Jake Kradel currently has an offer from Syracuse and is getting interest from Northwestern.
Josh Lugg committed to Notre Dame on August 14th of this year. Below is Scout National Analyst Brian Dohn's evaluation of Lugg.
"Lugg committed to Notre Dame and is a perfect fit. He can play tackle, but with the Irish's big bodies, he can also slide to guard. He stays lows and drives well with his legs. Once he engages, he does not disengage. He blocks with power and strength and has a violent initial punch. Lugg is athletic enough to pull, and as he develops, his foot speed will increase. He will also improve his kick step."
Justin Johnson currently has an offer from Texas Tech and is getting interest from Temple.
Kieran Firment currently has an offer from Colorado State.
Ryan Solt currently has offers from Maryland, Rutgers, and Syracuse.
Below is Scout National Analyst Brian Dohn's evaluation of Solt.
"Solt plays right guard in high school and can play guard or center in college. He is quick off the ball and his initial contact in the running game is as asset. He pushes the defensive lineman back and he is able to use his strength and upward power to get the defensive lineman off balance. He needs to stay on his blocks longer and finish them off with a nastiness. In pass protection, Solt possesses a good initial punch and he keeps his base wide, but he needs to remain lower to keep his balance. Solt has good strength but he must increase his foot speed and add flexibility to help him because more athletic."