Buffalo Bulls Recruiting Offensive Line

Kirk Irwin

The base of any good offense is the line...

Before he entered the club of College head coaches Jeff Quinn's big claim to fame was as a builder of solid offensive lines. From Ohio Northern, to Grand Valley State, to the Chips and then Cincinnati. Quinn had been building lines since 1986, longer than any of his current players has been alive.

So when he came to Buffalo to find a depleted offensive line he began building class by class and the results have produced a deep offensive line and one of the most productive offenses in the modern history of Buffalo Football. It is, for the most part, a young offensive line. The unit that finished the season last year will return in tact for 2014.

After next year the starters begin to filter out one or two per season. The recruits of last year, and the incoming class will be competing for spots in the near future.

This year, on the eve of national signing day, Jeff Quinn has four verbal commitments on the offensive line. Two tackles and two guards.

Skylar Hartley
Guard: Hilliard, OH - Hilliard Bradley
Measurables: 6-2/300

Date of Verbal: 8/4/2013

Rankings:
- 247 ( 71) - #154 G, #143 Ohio Prospect
- Rivals ( 5.3)
- Scout (
) - #112 DT

Verbal Retelling -

NCAA Recruiting Buffalo Bulls Skylar Hartley - Bull Run
Hartley is listed by 247 as a Guard and scouting Ohio as a center. His measureables include a 365 bench, 445 squad, and respectable 5.26 40 yard dash. Given his size, and the multiple positions he has played it's hard to see a spot where the 6'2" Hilliard Bradley lineman can not be used in the UB line should the need arise.

Hartley told Bull Run that his favorite position on the offensive line is the guard. ... Recruited by Coach Marty Spieler, who in charge of Ohio. Hartley was "drawn to buffalo immediately in the recruiting process because of the sense of family" that he felt while on hist first visit.

James O'Hagan Guard: Seaford, NY - Seaford

Measurables: 6-4/285

Date of Verbal: 10/25/2013

Rankings:
- 247 ( 72), #152 Defensive Tackle, #29 New York Prospect
- Scout ()

Previously on Bull Run -

NCAA Recruiting : James O'Hagen verbals to Buffalo - Bull Run
Jeff Quinn has brought the UB recruiting class up to 13 player with the addition of Offensive Guard James O'Hagen. The six foot four inch, 285 pound guard plays for Seaford Senior High School in Saeford New York. In addition to his job on the offensive line O'Hagen plays defensive tackle. He is just as much a force on the defensive ball as he is while playing offense.

Andy Fidler Tackle: Port Washington, WI - Port Washington

Measurables: 6-6/270

Date of Verbal: 12/9/2013

Rankings:
- 247 ( 79), #147 Tackle, #10 Wisconsin Prospect
- Rivals ( 5.3)
- Scout ()

FBS Offers - Bowling Green, Wyoming

Verbal Retelling -

NCAA Recruiting Buffalo Lands Andy Fidler - Bull Run
During the off season the The 6-5, 270-pound Fidler was getting looks from Jerry Kill and Minnesota. Fidler plays both sides of the ball very well. After helping the Port Huron Pirates are off to a 3-1 start. The 6-foot-6-inch, 270-pound 2014 prospect earned second-team All-North Shore Conference recognition as an offensive tackle and honorable mention status as a defensive lineman.

Matt Murphy Tackle: London, England - IMG Academy (FLA)

Measurables: 6-7/285

Date of Verbal: 1/19/2014

Rankings:
- 247 ( 76), #205 Tackle, #162 Georgia Prospect
- Rivals ( 5.2)
- Scout ()

Verbal Retelling -

NCAA Recruiting - Buffalo Lands OL Matt Murphy - Bull Run
The Buffalo Bulls have reportedly received a verbal commitment from Florida offensive lineman Matt Murphy. The commitment comes three days after the IMG Academy senior visited Buffalo. ... IMG Academy is a private athletic training institute for youth, high school, collegiate and professional athletes located in Bradenton, Florida. IMG Academy attracts more than 12,000 athletes from approximately 80 countries every year, Murphy came to IMG from London England and said of IMG ""It’s really great here. It’s perfect here for any athlete to improve."

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