Austin Long, 6-5.5, 270 pound offensive tackle from Memphis-Briarcrest Christian (Tenn.) hopes to have a big senior season and lead his team deep into the playoffs. Long, an early commitment to Georgia, is now working hard to help seal a top recruiting class for the Bulldogs. He has a great frame, lateral mobility, and the footwork to get to the second and third level.
Will Jackson, 6-4, 280 pound offensive guard from Knoxville-Farragut (Tenn.) has all the tools to be a dominant guard at the next level. Jackson, a Georgia Tech commitment, has great footwork, athleticism, field awareness, and strength. He has a great ability to play low in the run game and be able to play under control while pass protecting.
Sean Conway, 6-3, 280 pound center from Nashville-Father Ryan (Tenn.) is hoping for a big senior season. A strong campaign in 2007 has opened up a lot of interest for Conway, who holds offers from Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky, but hopefully a strong senior season will help show off his skills. He has good lateral mobility, hip flexibility, and the ability to move his feet in pass protection.
Wesley Johnson, 6-4, 250 pound guard from Nashville-Montgomery Bell Academy (Tenn.) has really had a great summer camp season. Johnson currently has close to a dozen offers and reports a close race between Vanderbilt and Auburn. He has a great frame to start included with great lateral mobility which allows him to get underneath defenders pad level and drive his feet.
Alex Bullard, 6-4, 290 pounds from Brentwood-Academy (Tenn.) is another top Tennessee linemen who has already made his commitment. Bullard chose Notre Dame early in the summer and is solid to his word. He offers great size, speed, and versatility in the run game and pass protection. The 2008 season should be a year of domination for Bullard as he tests his skills out against some of the best competition in Division II.
Other Top Linemen To Watch For in 2008:
Kevin Revis, 6-4, 270 pound guard from Evensville-Rhea County
Logan Massengale, 6-6, 270 pound tackle from Brentwood-Ravenwood
Cliff Jones, 6-3, 270 pound guard from Memphis-University School
Jebb Lenhart, 6-4, 295 pound guard from Pigeon Forge (Tenn.)
Hunter Beedle, 6-3, 270 pound guard from Kingsport-Sullivan South (Tenn.)