Top Schools for Each Uncommitted 2015 5-Star Offensive Recruit
The 2015 college football recruiting class features several uncommitted 5-star offensive recruits. Elite programs from all over the country are fiercely recruiting these prospects, as they are the best in the nation at their positions.
A 5-star offensive tackle is still up for grabs, while a 5-star quarterback seems to be loving the attention he is receiving from schools. Plus, a 5-star running back has a pair of Big Ten rivals fighting over him.
Jalin Barnett, OG
Jalin Barnett is a rugged 5-star offensive guard who hails from Oklahoma. At 6'4" and 315 pounds, Barnett already looks like a college offensive lineman.
He has good quickness at the snap, but Barnett also has terrific strength and power. He sustains well through the whistle, plus he has the ability to steer and dictate to defenders at the point of attack.
Barnett mentioned Oklahoma, Alabama, Oklahoma State, Arkansas and Oregon State to Rob Cassidy of Rivals.com (subscription required) earlier this spring.
Damarkus Lodge, WR
At 6'2.5" and 190 pounds, Damarkus Lodge has excellent length. The 5-star receiver uses his big hands and long arms to pluck passes all over the field.
Lodge isn't a blazer, but he does have solid build-up speed. He runs crisp routes, as he is precise and sharp with his cuts. The Texas native sinks his hips to get out of his breaks, plus he runs with good power after the catch.
Lodge is favoring schools such as LSU, Clemson and Ole Miss, according to Jason Howell of Rivals.com (subscription required). Other schools such as Texas A&M and TCU are also involved.
Kyler Murray, QB
From Texas, Kyler Murray is a 5-star quarterback who plays with good poise. He doesn't get rattled easily, plus he stays calm in the pocket.
Murray, who is 5'11" and 170 pounds, has good mechanics and accuracy. His drops back with quick feet and he sets up well. Murray shows above-average arm strength, plus he has the mobility to make a lot of plays with his legs.
Texas A&M and Oregon are Murray's top schools, says 247Sports.
Damien Harris, RB
With his speed and explosiveness, Damien Harris should be able to carry the ball more than a few times as a true freshman in college.
The 5'11", 205-pound player hails from Kentucky, where he dominates his competition. Harris has solid strength, but his running style is based on pure speed. The 5-star running back shows adequate elusiveness in the open field, and he can also catch the ball well in the passing game.
Kentucky, Michigan, Alabama, USC, Oklahoma, Oregon and Ohio State were mentioned by Harris to Tim Sullivan of TheWolverine.com (subscription required) on May 5.
George Campbell, WR
Although he is listed as a receiver, George Campbell can also play safety, defensive end and outside linebacker. The Florida native is 6'3" and 184 pounds, and he has terrific speed.
Campbell can escape versus jams at the line, but his explosiveness can also be used to rush the passer off the edges. Many schools are still in the mix for Campbell, but 247Sports says Florida and Clemson are the teams standing out for the 5-star prospect.
Torrance Gibson, QB
Torrance Gibson is a 5-star dual-threat quarterback who has a lot of potential. The lefty has solid arm strength, but he can be streaky with his accuracy.
Gibson, who is 6'4" and 200 pounds, is from Florida. He does a solid job of scanning the field to locate his targets, but he has the speed and athleticism to do a lot of damage as a runner.
Gibson is still looking at 15 different schools, but Tennessee, Auburn and LSU are his leaders, according to Austin Price of VolQuest.com (subscription required).
Gibson told the following to Price (subscription required) about Tennessee on May 5:
Coach Butch Jones and I chit chat a little bit and I like him. He had a great year in recruiting last year in a down year (on the field) in just his first year. The players I fit in well with them and the campus is amazing. The people are so cool and they treat me like a regular person.
Martez Ivey, OT
Martez Ivey is simply an athletic marvel at the offensive tackle position. The Florida native has exceptional movement skills, and he bends well at the knees.
At 6'6" and 270 pounds, Ivey has great first-step quickness to deny defensive linemen from jumping on top of him. He slides well in space, but he can also hit moving targets when getting to second level as a run-blocker.
Florida, Auburn, Florida State, Alabama and LSU are schools Ivey mentioned to Blake Alderman of InsidetheGators.com (subscription required) on May 11.