It’s fun to look back and see which prognostications were correct and which were way off. When it comes to the state of Kentucky, 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 Kentucky is Hunter Bivin–who redshirted as a true freshman this past year at Notre Dame, but is a serious talent. Also, Kentucky did very well with its in-state kids on this list, as one can easily see.
Here’s a look at the top O-line recruits that came from the state of Kentucky 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.||Hunter Bivin||2013||Notre Dame||Owensboro||.9531||Redshirted in 2013|
|2.||Darrian Miller||2011||Kentucky||Lexington||.8999||Starter in 26 games in 3 yrs|
|3.||Zach West||2011||Kentucky||Lexington||.8681||Two year starter so far|
|4.||Larry Warford||2009||Kentucky||Richmond||.8525||Was a starter as NFL rookie|
|5.||Sam Simpson||2009||Kentucky||Lexington||.8505||Injuries sidelined him|