As a CENTRAL Lafourche fan I can't believe I'm going to defend a South kid, but I will. This kid can play. We've played against Boutte, Granier, Clapp this past season and Granier has some work to do but he's not far off their level.
Do not want. He has no bend in his knees.
He does play upright a bit, but look at the kid's stance don't tell me he can't bend. I think alot of his upright play has to do with with him growing into his size. He was only 6'1-6'2 last season then come this season he grew to 6'6 or more. He's learning how to move at his size. Plus, he's playing OT but I think he'll end up being a Josh Williford sized OG with his hand on the ground which will give him better leverage. Go watch Williford's high school highlights, they look very similar except Granier's playing against quality lineman and Williford is playing against a bunch of 5'7-5'8 kids.
He's playing against smaller, high school ends
If he were to do that against an SEC caliber recruit
This year he's blocked against Tae Thibodaux 6'2 240 SEC CALIBER, Godchaux 6'4 243 SEC CALIBER, Josh Boutte 6'5 305 SEC CALIBER, Eldrick Washington 6'2 255 Tulane Signee, William Moses 6'2 240 Nicholls State Signee. That's more quality lineman than many kids block against in high school. A bunch of those other kids in his highlight are good sized as well, but Granier is so big he dwarfs them.
As for SEC Cailber recruits running through him. I didn't get to see the Plaquemine game so I don't know how well he did against Godchaux (assume they did ok considering SL put up 63 points), but I have the SL vs Westgate & SL vs Helen Cox game taped and I went back and watch them. He pretty much dominated Tae Thibodaux put him on his butt a few times, I think I saw atleast one of those clips in the highlight video. He also pushed around Boutte pretty well which was visibly frustrating Boutte. Although not SEC CALIBER against Helen Cox & Elderick Washington he pretty much dominated him.
This post was edited on 3/5 at 2:29 am