It’s fun to look back and see which prognostications were correct and which were way off. When it comes to the state of Georgia, 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 Georgia is Ju’Wuan James–who did not disappoint at Tennessee and who has a bright future at the next level. Also, Georgia hasn’t exactly hogged all the O-line talent in the past few years, but it has managed to get 6 of the state’s top 10 guys since 2008. Georgia Tech hasn’t gotten any.
Here’s a look at the top O-line recruits that came from the state of Georgia since ’08.
Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to ratings follow the 247Sports.com composite rankings for high school prospects.
|NO.||ATHLETE||YR||COLLEGE||HOMETOWN||247 #||THE SKINNY?|
|1.||Ja’Wuan James||2010||Tennessee||Suwanee||.9845||All-SEC career|
|2.||A.J. Harmon||2008||Georgia||Louisville||.9605||Transferred to Alab. St.|
|3.||Brandon Greene||2011||Alabama||Ellenwood||.9445||Back at OT after being TE|
|4.||Vadal Alexander||2012||LSU||Buford||.9311||Stud left guard is ready|
|5.||Chris Burnette||2009||Georgia||Lagrange||.9262||Could get drafted this week|
|6.||Brandon Kublanow||2013||Georgia||Marietta||.9204||Nine games as true fresh.|
|7.||Kolton Houston||2010||Georgia||Buford||.9192||Unique story, played in 2013|
|8.||Cordy Glenn||2008||Georgia||Riverdale||.9108||Has started 2 yrs in NFL|
|9.||Joe Harris||2012||South Carolina||Lithonia||.9107||Didn’t qualify|
|10.||Dyshon Sims||2014||Georgia||Valdosta||.9084||Huge pickup for ‘Dawgs|