Offensive Line, thoughts on current depth, next year, and recruiting

Zach Shackelford and Patrick Vahe (Will Gallagher/IT)

Zach Shackelford and Patrick Vahe (Will Gallagher/IT)

Exiting the Spring, Texas had 18 bodies on the offensive line. That’s enough for a three-deep and three red-shirts. 18-20 is typically what I’ve stated needs to the rolling average. Between injuries, transfers, retirement, and the steadfastness of red-shirting Sam Cosmi, the current number is 11.

This has not only served as a spike-strip on the season, it has further exacerbated fears regarding recruiting across the offensive line, though not much has changed since July, other than Texas received the commitment of one of its top priorities in guard/tackle Rafiti Ghirmai.

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