by Hunter Bower // GeauxPreps.com Owner
The offensive line is one of the most hard-working and underappreciated positions on the gridiron. Without protection up front, quarterbacks and tailbacks would be left to defend themselves.
We take a look at some of the top linemen that will be exciting to watch during the upcoming high school football season.
Bo Bordelon, Newman
6-5 | 250 | LSU | Class: Senior (2022)
Bordelon returns for a promising senior season to anchor the offensive line for the experienced Newman squad. The LSU commit helped the Greenies to a 9-1 overall record and an appearance in the Division III state semi-finals last season and is expected to be apart of something special down in New Orleans. The three-star athlete chose LSU over Ole Miss, Colorado, Virginia and Nicholls.
Roy Brackins, Woodlawn-BR
6-4 | 295 | Undecided | Class: Junior (2023)
Roy Brackins is an up-and-coming lineman that earned first-team All-District honors as a sophomore for his work on the gridiron in 2020. Look for the Class of 2023 prospect to make a ton of noise under head coach Marcus Randall this fall.
Will Campbell, Neville
6-6 | 290 | LSU | Class: Senior (2022)
Campbell is not only the top-ranked in the Class of 2022 but some would make the case that he is the top guy for the whole recruiting class. The four-star LSU commit uses every bit of his stature to dominate up front and help protect his most valuable asset. Campbell will no doubt impress at every level he plays and has a promising future at the professional level.
Cam East, St. Augustine
6-7 | 280 | Mississippi State | Class: Senior (2022)
The Mississippi State commit is intimidating up front but don’t let his size fool you, the quickness he shows will fool even the defensive veterans on the opposing side. East will protect the pass but can use his strength to open up a space for his tailbacks to glide through for huge gains. The three-star lineman chose Mississippi States over a slew of programs including TCU, Arkansas, Colorado and Florida State.
Jamall Franklin, Scotlandville
6-8 | 370 | Undecided | Class: Junior (2023)
Jamall Franklin’s frame allows the Class of 2023 recruit to protect the line while his 4.0 GPA will no doubt land him a scholarship at a ton of schools across the country. Those defenders across the way from Franklin will have to work all night to get past the young lineman. His work at recent camps reflect his commitment to getting better each day and he will no doubt have a hand in Scotlandville’s success on the gridiron in 2021.
Emery Jones, Catholic-BR
6-4 | 295 | Undecided | Class: Senior (2022)
Emery Jones is still undecided about where he will play the next level but the four-star athlete will have no trouble in finding a place. The Catholic blocker has drawn offers from programs such as LSU, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida State due to his ability to help open the gap for his team’s run-heavy offense. Despite a late-season injury, Jones will no doubt be ready to go in 2021 and help lead the Bears back to a state title appearance.
Tyler Kimble, Denham Springs
6-4 | 240 | Undecided | Class: Junior (2023)
Kimble is a first-team All-District and All-Parish lineman that will continue to get better each time he steps on the field. His 4.3 GPA and 31 ACT will continue to earn him offers along and put that together with his size and intensity he will be a great grab for any collegiate team. The dual-sport athlete will have a chance to help his team earn its first playoff appearance in two years.
Malachi Preciado, Warren Easton
6-2 | 265 | Purdue | Class: Senior (2022)
Malachi Preciado recently committed to play collegiate ball at Purdue but the senior lineman is well-focused on the task at hand. He hopes to bring Warren Easton back into the state title picture in 2021. The three-star athlete excels on every down and his commitment to learning each day will help raise his stock with the Boilermakers.
Brandon Spincer, Edna Karr
6-2 | 270 | Undecided | Class: Junior (2023)
Brandon Spincer provides another avenue of protection for the high-octane Edna Karr Cougar offense. The Class of 2023 athlete will be one to watch in the fall as he is expected to make big plays and help try to get his squad back to the state title game for a sixth consecutive year.
Others To Watch:
• Landry Cannon, Destrehan
• Ashanti Cole, Red River
• Carmelo Crump, Warren Easton
• Ethan Fields, Dutchtown
• Caden Jones, De La Salle
• Kaden Moreau, Pineville
• Peyton Polk, Haughton
• Kaleb Proctor, Oak Grove
• Jayson Montgomery-Scott, Brother Martin
• Sameij Scott, Lutcher