UA Game: Green Offense Preview

Malachi Dupre

The Green offense has beef and length up front with a lot of speed and playmakers around them and behind them. We preview this loaded unit here…

Offensive Line

There is good balance up front for this unit. You have true tackles Alex Bars, Juwan Bushell-Beaty, Trevor Darling, and K.C. McDermott on the edge. Darling and McDermott are both from the state of Florida and are committed to the Miami Hurricanes. McDermott is a five-star and Darling is a high four-star rated inside the Scout 100.

Bars and Bushell-Beaty are four and three-star prospects respectively and Bars plans to play at Notre Dame and Bushell-Beaty at Michigan.

Braden Smith is the No. 2 tackle in the country, but could get some work at guard this week. He is a very strong lineman that is still uncommitted.

Andy Bauer and Roderick Taylor are both top 10 guards in the country according to Scout and they will be teaming up together the next four to five years at Ole Miss.

The leaders at center in this game are Jacob Bragg and Alec Eberle. Bragg is a natural center out of Texas and he is committed to Kansas while Scout ranks Eberle as a defensive tackle. He is committed to Florida State.

Wide receiver/Tight end

This team has some dynamic receivers on the outside. Malachi Dupre, the No. 1 wideout in the country according to Scout leads the way. He is long, fast, and someone who loves to attack the ball in the air.

He is not the only five-star wideout on this team. Ermon Lane, prospect that will drive up a few hours from Homestead, Fla. For this event is one as well. The Florida commitment can be as good as he wants to be. He is what you look for in a No. 1 receiver.

Braxton Berrios, Drake Harris, Corey Holmes, and Jesse Jackson round out this impressive group. Berrios, a Miami commitment is an ideal slot receiver who shined at The Opening back in July. Jesse Jackson is a physical wideout that is committed to Mississippi State and he can be moved around. Harris and Holmes are both four-star prospects and both will be playing football up north next year. Harris is staying home and playing for Michigan while Holmes is leaving Florida for Notre Dame.

At tight end, there are two athletes out of the Carolinas.

Jeb Blazevich is a four-star tight end who plays a lot of wide receiver at Charlotte Christian in North Carolina. He is committed to Georgia and will play some with his hand down and flexed out. Kevin Crosby is a true football player. He stars at inside linebacker in the Palmetto State and he also played some quarterback and wide receiver this season. He is expected to be used as an H-back at the University of South Carolina.

Running back

Joseph Yearby, a five-star running back out of Miami Central (Fla.) is out with an injury, but even without the Miami commitment, this group is very strong.

It has a blend of power, speed, and playmakers.

Dalvin Cook was recently elevated to a five-star on Scout overtaking his close friend Yearby as the top back at Miami Central on Scout.com. Cook has always been known for his speed, but he has put on good weight, he is now running with more authority, and he has become that more complete back. He is currently committed to Florida, but Florida State has made a big push. Miami is not out of it either.

Maybe Isaiah McKenzie is not as well-known as Cook and Fournette, but he is very talented in his own right. The Notre Dame commitment just makes plays. He is a real weapon as a return man on special teams, he is tough to touch in space, and he is fun to watch when he has the football.

Quarterback

There is a quintet of signal callers on this squad and the No. 2 quarterback according to Scout Keller Cryst leads the way. The four-star will stay home to go to college. He attends Palo Alto high school in California.

Like Hansen, Justice Hansen will attend an in-state school as well. This four-star is committed to the Oklahoma Sooners. The final four-star signal caller is Morgan Mahalek. The California native will head north to play for the Oregon Ducks.

Three-star prospects Wilton Speight and William Ulmer round out the quarterback group. Speight is from Virginia and he is committed to Michigan and Ulmer, a Washington D.C. native is committed to Maryland.

Special teams

Aaron Medley from Lewisburg, Tenn. will handle the kicking and punting duties and he is committed to Tennessee. Nick Reinhardt is the long snapper and he is looking at Colorado and Colorado State. He is out of Arizona.

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