It’s fun to look back and see which prognostications were correct and which were way off. When it comes to the state of Texas, the recruiting rankings haven’t been far off when rating offensive linemen the last few years.
Since 2008, the No. 1 ranked offensive lineman coming out of the state of Texas was Longhorns’ stud Mason Walters, who started four seasons in college. He went undrafted last week. The real story with the list below is how well the Texas A&M signees have performed, despite many times being ranked below Texas recruits. Studs like Luke Joeckel, Jake Matthews and this fall’s star Cedric Ogbuehi have done well.
Here’s a look at the top O-line recruits that came from the state of Texas since ’08.
|NO.||ATHLETE||YR||COLLEGE||HOMETOWN||247 #||THE SKINNY?|
|1.||Mason Walters||‘09||Texas||Wolfforth||.9908||Four-yr starter for ‘Horns|
|2.||A’Shawn Robinson||‘13||Alabama||Ft. Worth||.9834||Moved to defense, big Fr. yr|
|3.||Darius James||‘13||Texas||Harker Hgts||.9834||Redshirted in 2013|
|4.||Kent Perkins||‘13||Texas||Dallas||.9801||Played in 6 games in 2013|
|5.||Jake Matthews||‘10||Texas A&M||Missouri City||.9795||All-everything OL for Aggies|
|6.||Stephen Good||‘08||Oklahoma||Paris||.9779||Solid 4-year career|
|7.||J.B. Shugarts||‘08||Ohio St.||Spring||.9767||Currently with Detroit Lions|
|8.||Kennedy Estelle||‘12||Texas||Pearland||.9747||So far in 15 career games|
|9.||Curtis Riser||‘12||Texas||DeSoto||.9724||Played in 4 games in 2013|
|10.||Luke Joeckel||‘10||Texas A&M||Arlington||.9712||Five starts in NFL before ’13 injury|
|n/a||Cedric Ogbuehi||‘10||Texas A&M||Allen||.9411||Star is back for Sr. season|