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How things stand with top available offensive tackles in 2022 class


There are still some elite offensive tackles who have yet to commit and some who have made pledges that are still being recruited by other schools.

Here is a look at the latest news on those offensive tackles.

LSU has been considered one of the front-runners but a big reason why was because the family had connections to Ed Orgeron. With the news that Orgeron is out after the 2021 season, this recruitment could take a few more turns.

Florida State has been steadily climbing for Armella and coach Mike Norvell and his staff continue to make him a top priority. Alabama and Miami are poking around as well but Armella should really focus more on recruiting after the season.

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The five-star visited Oklahoma in late September and it appears that the Sooners have taken the lead in his recruitment although others cannot be counted out yet. Texas and Texas A&M are still battling hard for the Humble (Texas) Atascocita and are not giving up. The Longhorns and Aggies can still be pretty persuasive in this recruitment.

Dewberry’s top five rounds out with Alabama and Ohio State but those two are long shots at the moment.

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Campbell has been committed to LSU since Jan. 30. He said this spring that he’s not looking at any other schools and is perfectly happy staying committed to the Tigers and recruiting others to join him in the 2022 class. But after the news broke that Ed Orgeron is out after the 2021 season, Campbell said he did not want to discuss it and he’s so talented that others are going to take a shot at flipping him.

He’s an in-state kid who always wanted to play at LSU so he’ll closely be watching the coaching situation but it would be a surprise if he went anywhere else at this point.

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The Seattle (Wash.) Rainier Beach standout had such an excellent visit to Michigan earlier this season when the Wolverines pounded Washington that the Big Ten school has to be considered one of the front-runners in his recruitment. Michigan is definitely up there but Washington is, too, because Conerly grew up watching the Huskies.

Oregon, USC and other Pac-12 schools, along with Oklahoma, are still being seriously considered. More visits will be important as the four-star figures things out in the coming months.

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Goodwin has given two indications in recent months: He’s happy with his Kentucky commitment especially since the Wildcats are playing so well and that he’s going to be taking more visits across the country. The Charlestown, Ind., high four-star standout is expected at Alabama this weekend and that’s definitely a visit to closely watch.

Ohio State, Michigan and Michigan State have been mentioned as other possible destinations. Kentucky could keep Goodwin locked up in the 2022 class but some major national powers are not going to make it easy.

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Agbo visited Texas over the weekend and said it “felt like home” which is a great sign for the Longhorns. The Federal Way (Wash.) Todd Beamer four-star offensive lineman said he loved how connected everyone was from the fans to the players to the coaches and that Texas is going to play a big role in his recruitment.

There were plans for more visits but those have been altered in recent weeks and now he will visit Auburn and Florida next month. Trips to Arizona State and LSU don’t look like they will happen. Miami and others are involved, too.

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The four-star from Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne is working from a top five of Kentucky, Ohio State, Penn State, Notre Dame and Maryland. He has already visited the first three this season (and his brother is a grad assistant at Kentucky) and this weekend Wagner is expected to visit Notre Dame.

It feels like those four programs are slightly ahead of Maryland at this stage. Getting Goodwin and Wagner in the same class would be huge for Kentucky and it looks like the Wildcats could definitely get that done.



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