As we slowly make our way to the season, we’ll start to share some new names we have discovered over the last six months. Today we’ll drop players who never get the credit they deserve and rarely come off the field during an offensive possession: The Offensive Linemen.
Hayden Gondelman, Lennard 2021 OL 6-4/280-290: We admit we have known about this young man for a few seasons now but don’t want to pass up the opportunity to expose him to a larger audience. He has been a camper of ours so we have been able to see him against the good competition on film and better competition in camp. He has good feet and any coach would love the way he finishes blocks. He’s a baaaaaaad man with a mean streak. The biggest, badest Longhorn on the Ranch at Lennard High.
Preston Cushman, Calvary Christian 2022 OL 6-3 /55-265: Just hold on, The Warriors are putting together one of the best offensive lines in the area. Cushman is legit. Efficient in his movements, good lateral movement. and can steer defenders. Another camper of our we have watched grow and compete. He’s better against better competition and rises to the occasion. He’s going to be a big-time prospect with an increase in strength and quickness.
Thomas Demas, Calvary Christian 2022 OL 6-0/290-300: Another one from Calvary Christian and another we are excited to share because of his history camping with us. What we like about Thomas more than anything else is his mental toughness and work ethic. He has gotten better because he knew his weaknesses. But, here go some strengths; Great base. Bends well. Resets quickly. We are big fans of this Warrior.
Justin Kubany, Clearwater 2021 OL 6-6/315-325: Shows mean streak. Will drive defenders thorough the turn. His long arms offer length and leverage. And he moves well. Clearwater always has a proficient passer and a really good running back in the backfield. A big reason why the linemen in front of them. Here goes another.
Abel Marquez Jr, Port Charlotte 2021 OL 6-5/280-290: Athletic and mean. Climbs to the second level nicely. Quick feet with the ability to mirror defenders. He works the hands well and looks like he loves to run block. Pretty prospect with lots of ability.
Zack Menard, Hillsborough 2022 OT 6-4/300-310: One more BCP camper for the road. What we like about Zack; He’ll face up defenders, protects the corners well, and finishes blocks. This will be a big year for him. His 2019 film was solid. But the expectations for his 2020 film will be through the roof. He’s getting more confident as we follow his offseason training which has us excited about his future.
Andrew Kilfoyl, Gaither 2021 OL 6-5/290: This should be no surprise for many on the Northside of Dale Mabrey (Tampa, FL). The University of South Florida commit is pretty darn good. He’s super athletic, strong, and has an extremely high Ceiling. He’s hard to move, shows lateral movement, and bends well. He could be the best offensive linemen in Tampa even though a handful will argue their own position.