Here are some offensive lineman to keep an eye on for 2018:
Michael Anderson, Sr. – Dallas
At 6-3, 300 pounds, Anderson is a monster on both sides of the line for the Mountaineers. He was an NPF Second Team WVC Big School offensive lineman in 2017. Anderson is also a team leader for Dallas who will be in the thick of things in Class 4A this season as well as the WVC 4A conference.
Brian Durkin, Sr. – Valley View
Durkin anchors an offensive line that returns all five starters. He was an NPF District 2 All-Star as well as First Team LFC Division 2 offensive and defensive lineman. Durkin was named Second Team All-State by Pennsylvania Football News. He is a force on both sides of the ball and is getting looks from Division I schools.
T.J. Holmes, Sr. – Scranton Prep
Scranton Prep’s recent success revolves around the fact that their offensive line play has improved. Now, it’s T.J. Holmes turn to be the leader of that unit. He will return as the starting center for the Cavaliers and will also return as a defensive starter where he had 36 tackels and two sacks last season.
Justin Kopko, Sr. – Hanover Area
Kopko has been on the radar since his freshman season. He has already received college offers from some Division 1 schools. Kopko had received many accolades going into his senior year: Beast of the East Top 5 Lineman 2017 by Scout.com, Army Football Camp 2017 MVP Offensive Lineman, PAPreps.Rivals.com Top 5 Tackles in PA Class of 2019, Rivals Top 50 PLAYERS in PA. He was an NPF First Team WVC Small School offensive lineman last season.
Josh Moore, Sr. – Wallenpaupack
At 6-5, 320 pounds, Coach Mark Watson describes Moore as a mauler. He is the leader of an offensive line that will make the Buckhorns a contender this season. Moore has received Division 1 interest and will be a key member of the defensive side of the ball as well. He was named an NPF First Team LFC Division I offensive limenan in 2017.
Mike Chapman, Sr. – Delaware Valley
Delaware Valley has built championship teams around their offensive line. But the Warriors will have to find five new players to continue the trend. Chapman will be the leader on both sides of the ball so expect him to excel. DV usually reloads, not rebuilds.
Sean Foley, Crestwood
Michael Fuchick, Hazleton Area
TJ Meehan, Lake-Lehman
Connor Mikovitch, Wyoming Valley West
Jake Sawka, Dunmore