Editor's note: This is the fourth in a series of articles concerning spring football at Northeastern A&M College.
Perhaps the most experienced unit on the offensive side of the football for the Northeastern A&M Golden Norsemen is the interior line.
“We've got six Division I-type players that have been working real hard this spring to get better,” Golden Norse head coach Rob Green said. “They are all about 6-5 and 300 pounds with very good quickness.”
“All of these kids have a whole lot of potential,” offensive line coach Don Bigby said. “But we've only been able to hit about three times, so it's tough to evaluate them as a group.
“But, they pass the eye test and they all make good grades,” Bigby said. “They have all the God-given talent in the world, but we've got to win for them to play at the next level.”
Anchoring the middle of the Golden Norse offensive front is former Miami Wardog Zack Kellogg (6-4, 280).
“Zack has really worked hard at developing his technique and he's become the cornerstone of our line,” Green said.
Returning at guards are Jordan Karriman (6-4, 290 of Grove) and Levi Adcock (6-5, 290 of Claremore Sequoyah).
“Both these guys were redshirts last year and they both put that time to good use,” Green said. “They worked hard in the weight room to improve their upper body strength and endurance.”
After starting four games as freshmen, Jeremy Bean (6-5, 300 of Broken Arrow) and Logan Clair (6-5, 301 of Mustang) return at tackles for the Golden Norsemen.
“Both Jeremy and Logan have the physical tools to be D-I recruits,” Green said. “They both saw considerable playing time last season.”
Redshirt freshman Scott Powers (6-1, 295 of Sperry) has been alternating at different positions along the line.
“Scott is such a versatile player that he's been stepping in everywhere,” Green said.
Spring workouts continue Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 3:30 p.m. until the annual Blue-Gold intrasquad scrimmage at 6 p.m. Tuesday on Robertson Field.