Offensive guard recruit Andrew Kirkland is from Portland, Oregon, and he told Scout.com that Oregon is his favorite school, and he hopes to get an offer from them. Kirkland is a three-star prospect and one of the best 25 guards in the 2013 recruiting class, and he is yet another interior offensive lineman who can help out the Ducks depth-wise in the future.
Andrew Kirkland currently has two offers from Portland State and Wyoming, with the rest of the teams interested in him coming from the ACC and Pac-12. Oregon, Cal, and Washington are the only three relatively big schools looking at Andrew Kirkland at this point, with Oregon being the biggest of them all and the odds-on favorites to land the guard.
The 6’5″, 290 pound Jesuit High grad attended Oregon’s Pro Day, along with offensive lineman Evan Voeller, and came away impressed with what he saw. Andrew Kirkland definitely values the Oregon Ducks highly, and it looks like- barring any unforeseen surprises- Andrew Kirkland will be receiving an offer and giving a commitment to the Ducks.
Although he was a tackle in high school, Andrew Kirkland is best suited to move on the interior due to his terrific run blocking. He moves well for a man of his size and has top-notch technique. He isn’t athletic enough or good enough at pass blocking to play tackle, but his ability to drive opponents off the LOS and finish punishing blocks on LBs in the second level makes him a worthy addition at guard. Andrew Kirkland is going to be a solid guard in college, and his run blocking would be a big asset to the Ducks.
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