Continuing a series that's been going since February, I've finally come to the final position to break down -- the overlooked folks up front whose stats include "pancakes" and "grade", otherwise known as the offensive linemen.
I've tinkered with a list compiled by Greg Riddle of The Dallas Morning News and Rivals.com's Barton Simmons a while back and there's been some changes, but here goes nothing. There are nine players here, we'll do two or three a day until we got to No. 1.
Denton Ryan's Garrett Gramling and Pilot Point's Cam Feldt were Nos. 9 and 8, respectively. And yesterday we added No. 7 Josh Allen of Cedar Hill and No. 6 Daryl Williams of Lake Dallas.
So without further ado, here come the next two!
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5. Dalvin Glass, Dallas Carter HS - A true guard at 6 foot 3, 315 pounds, Glass is the kind of kid college recruiters swoon over -- a beefy guard from a run-heavy traditional power like Carter. You want your guards to enjoy run-blocking, and Glass got plenty of chances to do that at Carter. For a 315-pounder, Glass can also move and will be an effective pulling guard at the college level, and might even be able to make a move to center. He has offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Texas A&M and Nebraska.
4. Evan Washington, DeSoto HS - At 6 foot 5, 290 pounds, the tackle was a big part of DeSoto's offense that led the Eagles two rounds deep in the playoffs. He's No. 13 on the Texas 125 put out by Rivals.com and has eight offers from Baylor, Kansas State, LSU, Miami, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech.
Adam Boedeker is a sports writer/blogger for the Denton Record-Chronicle. He's ready to eat some real Mexican food in San Angelo tonight!