The second positional rankings on the Sports Illustrated All-American Watch List were announced Monday, focusing on the top-10 interior offensive lineman in the class of 2021.
Not surprisingly, Ohio State commit Donovan Jackson (Bellaire, Texas/Episcopal) was included at No. 2 on the list of standout guards/centers. See below for the entire group of names, along with the school they are currently committed to and a hyperlink to SI All-American player page.
1. Bryce Foster - Uncommitted
2. Donovan Jackson – Ohio State
3. James Brockermeyer - Alabama
4. Rocco Spindler - Uncommitted
5. Jaeden Roberts - Auburn
6. Marcus Tate - Clemson
7. Bram Walden - Oregon
8. Giovanni El-Hadi - Michigan
9. Connor Colby - Iowa
10. Owen Prentice - Washington
These blockers are being tracked/rated by attributes for the next level, including phone booth power, punch, anchor, lateral ability and overall movement skill. Full SI All-American release here.
The 6-foot-4, 305-pound Jackson currently plays left tackle for Episcopal HS, located near Houston, but is projected to move inside when he gets to Columbus. He has long been considered a top-25 player nationally, regardless of position, and had more than 30 college offers stemming from most powerhouse programs.
Jackson was also recently listed on SI All-American’s superlative list, along with fellow Buckeye commit Marvin Harrison Jr., as players with the highest floor (safest bests) entering college.
Ohio State is also a top-five finalist for Spindler (No. 4 on the above list). The Clarkston, Michigan product will be announcing his decision come August 8.
All positional lists will roll out over the summer before SI reveals its Preseason Top 99 (the SI99) on August 24.
The candidates will be narrowed to 250 finalists in October, 99 finalists in November and will culminate with 25 first team Sports Illustrated All-Americans saluted at SI’s annual Sportsperson of the Year banquet (in New York) in December.