Thursday, April 11, 2013

Poll results: Who will be the best offensive lineman in the 2013 class?

Wexford (PA) North Allegheny center Patrick Kugler
Patrick Kugler: 63%
The freshman from Wexford (PA) North Allegheny played in the Under Armour All-American Game.  According to the 247 Composite rankings, he's a 4-star, the #68 player nationally, and the country's top center.  He will enroll at Michigan in June and potentially be a backup to whoever wins the starting center job this spring.  His father is a former professional offensive line coach who is now UTEP's head football coach.

Kyle Bosch: 19%
Bosch is a 6'5", 307 lb. player who enrolled in January.  He attended Wheaton (IL) St. Francis and was 247 Composite's #3 offensive guard and #87 overall prospect.  In spring practice videos, he has appeared to be running with the second team at offensive guard.  He may factor into the playing rotation in the fall.

David Dawson: 12%
The Detroit (MI) Cass Tech prospect stands 6'4" and 280 lbs.  He's the 247 Composite's #4 offensive guard - one spot below Bosch - and their #95 player overall.  Dawson also played in the Under Armour All-American Game.

Chris Fox and Logan Tuley-Tillman: 1% (tie)
Fox comes from Parker (CO) Ponderosa, while Tuley-Tillman hails from Peoria (IL) Manual; they were selected for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and the Under Armour game, respectively, although Fox was unable to participate due to a knee injury.  Fox stands 6'6" and 300 lbs. and was recruited to play tackle, while Tuley-Tillman enrolled in January and has been practicing at left offensive tackle, standing 6'7" and 285 lbs.  Fox was 247 Composite's #5 offensive guard and #111 overall player, and Tuley-Tillman was the #12 offensive tackle and #167 player overall.

Dan Samuelson: 0%
Plymouth (IN) Plymouth offensive guard Samuelson stands 6'5" and 290 lbs.  According to the 247 Composite rankings, he's the #21 offensive guard and #414 overall player in the nation.


  1. Thunder - what do you think?

    I think this list seems about right, especially if you want to know who will have the biggest impact the earliest. But over the course of their 4-5 year career I wonder if Dawson or Fox would move up the list once they have good coaching and conditioning.


    1. I ranked Bosch the highest at 88, and then Kugler at 86.