Texas A&M Football: Early offensive line projection for 2021-22

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Two important Aggies will be filling in at LG and C for the Texas A&M Football team

Left Guard, Aki Ogunbiyi: Originally, the left guard spot was thought to be kept with Kenyon Green, the team’s best offensive lineman. But when it was announced that Green would be shifting over the left tackle, the position opened up for Aki Ogunbiyi, who has the physical gifts to make a difference.

Ogunbiyi was part of a strong 2020 class and a player who was highly regarded at the high school level. He was a 4-star prospect and the 9th-ranked guard prospect in his class. Due to the NCAA’s eligibility rules, he’s technically still a freshman, so a good season out of him could lead to strong offensive line play for years to come.

Center, Luke Matthews: Relative to the rest of the projected offensive line, Luke Matthews is one of the more experienced players on this unit, at least within the Texas A&M Football program. Matthews was actually committed to the Aggies well before the Jimbo Fisher era but stuck with his commitment when the new head coach arrived.

It’ll pay off for him, as according to Fisher at the Coaches Night, Matthews is expected to get the start at the center position. The Aggies’ center was a 4-star prospect out of Missouri City, Texas, and the 17th-ranked offensive guard in his class. He is the son of a former NFL Hall of Famer in Bruce Matthews and has had three brothers play in College Station.

If nothing else, Matthews will be a huge leader for this team.