I like teams that build from the inside out on offense. It is cool having a bevy of skill position players, but if there is no one blocking they are never going to get the ball.
By Steve Wright
Clearly, Arkansas Razorbacks head coach Sam Pittman is of the same mindset as he has locked down one of the top interior offensive linemen in the country for the Razorbacks’ class of 2023.
Luke Brown is a 6-foot-5, 300-pound offensive tackle out of Henry Country (Paris, TN) High School. He is a player who will find his place on the inside of the offensive line at the college level. Brown is ranked by the 247Sports Composite as the No. 259 player nationally in the class, the No. 12 interior lineman, and the No. 5 player in Tennessee. Brown chose to go with the Hogs over offers from the likes of Georgia, Florida State, and Tennessee.
Brown is a player that scouts like. He will get stronger in a college conditioning program, but he already flashes explosiveness in his blocking. He is a smart player, one that understands the principles of leverage and body control. He uses those principles to win his battles at the point of attack.
In the video below you can see what Brown will bring to Arkansas. The second play on the video is one worth looking at. Brown does an outstanding job on a screen of getting downfield some 30 yards to block for his back. If he does transition inside then this athletic ability will be used often on both screens and option plays. Brown also displays that mean streak that linemen need, making sure to finish his blocks with dominance as often as possible. Brown always seems to be in control of his defensive line counterpart, using strength and technique to win battles.