UA Wednesday Notebook: Team White OLs

Taylor Lewan

Michigan commit Taylor Lewan and USC commit Kevin Graf are the two early standouts from Team White in the trenches...

The early candidates for top offensive lineman of Team White have to be Kevin Graf and Taylor Lewan. Interestingly enough, the two were rotating at left tackle.

The rest of the first unit on the offensive line was John Martinez at left guard, Mark Brazinski at center, David Harding at right guard and Xavier Sua-Filo at right tackle.

Lewan is continuing his rapid rise from pre-season prospect, to post-season star. Watching Lewan, you see a lineman who looks like what a college OL coach dreams up. He's strong, athletic, long, technically sound and uses his hands well. Michigan has seen this movie before in Jake Long. And his upside is still off the charts.

Next to Lewan, Kevin Graf had a very good day as well. The top offensive lineman in the West, Graf has been impressing us since we saw him as a sophomore at the Los Angeles Scout.com Combine. He's another tackle who is fundamentally sound, and physical.

Harding was steady throughout the day and does a good job in pass protection. He uses his hands well and has some of the best feet we saw today.

The two Utah natives, Sua-Filo and Martinez, both had good days and Stan Hasiak, the Hawaii native, also performed pretty well. The offensive line definitely had the advantage over the defensive line on day one, aside from one particular play where the line broke down and Justin Chaisson and Corey Adams both ended up in Richard Brehaut's face.

As is often the case in All-American games, the exchanges between the center and quarterbacks were sketchy, at best, and the shotgun snaps were a little erratic from Brazinski, but once he contained it, it went without a hitch.

All in all, it was a pretty good day by the offensive line.

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