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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Focus on '14: Offensive line

By Sam Khan Jr.

Demetrius Knox
ESPN Watch List offensive tackle Demetrius Knox is a coveted prospect.
GigEmNation is taking a weekly position-by-position look at the 2014 recruiting class as it relates to Texas A&M, whom the Aggies are targeting as well as 2013 commits and who on the roster will graduate. Today, we look at the offensive linemen:

2013 commits: OG Joas Aguilar (North Richland Hills/Birdville), OT J.J. Gustafson (Dallas/Jesuit), OT Ishmael Wilson (Dallas/Bishop Dunne).

Offensive linemen who will graduate: Patrick Lewis and Allen Woodum. Also, keep an eye on junior tackles Luke Joeckel and Jake Matthews, both of whom will be likely NFL draft prospects.

2014 targets

Andy Bauer (St. Louis/De Smet Jesuit): The ESPN Watch List tackle has more than 30 offers, including Alabama, Florida State, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Texas A&M. He recently decommitted from Missouri and is open to all options right now.

Ty Barrett (Dallas/Skyline): The ESPN Watch List tackle (6-foot-5, 285 pounds) has offers from Louisiana-Lafayette, Mississippi, Texas Tech and West Virginia. He has camped at Texas A&M and visited unofficially for the LSU game.

Blake Blackmar (Houston/Clear Lake): The 6-5, 299-pound tackle doesn't have an offer yet but has interest from several schools. He unofficially visited Texas A&M's game against LSU in October.

Demetrius Knox (Fort Worth, Texas/All Saints Episcopal): The ESPN Watch List tackle has an impressive offer list that includes Alabama, Ohio State, Texas and Texas A&M but his favorite is Texas, where his high school teammate Daniel Gresham is currently committed.

Braden Smith (Olathe, Kan./Olathe South): The ESPN Watch List tackle has at least 15 offers, including from schools such as Kansas State, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Stanford, TCU, Texas and Texas A&M.