Recruiting focus turns to offensive line
Originally Published: July 11, 2007By Craig Haubert | Scouts Inc.
Every year as the pages on the recruiting calendar change, stories develop. This year, it's the fast start of Florida State, the slow start for Florida and the hot streak of new N.C. State head coach Tom O'Brien. Perhaps the most interesting development of this class has been the early and decisive recruitment of highly-rated offensive lineman by four of the country's biggest programs. Ohio State, USC, Nebraska and Oklahoma have cornered the market on top offensive line prospects. Each school has at least three ESPN 150 Watch List offensive line prospects committed. While it is often the skill position players creating buzz around a class, in football circles there is a saying that "it all starts up front," and these four programs all have offensive linemen as the cornerstones of their 2008 classes.
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