The Longhorns have notched their third verbal commitment of the 2020 class and second offensive line prospect in three-star Prosper offensive tackle Jake Majors. With the addition of another giant to anchor the front line, the staff is making sure they lock down an area of need early.
In this piece we’re going to breakdown what the Horns will be receiving in a player like Majors, and also what are some strong points in his game as well as areas he’ll need to improve on as .
When you first take a look at Majors’ on-field play you can’t help but notice his massive build with obvious room to grow and tone up at 6’4, 280 pounds. With that large stature comes the light and very quick feet that seem to always stay upbeat in between the whistles, and you see Majors display them emphatically while run blocking. Majors makes assertive efforts to get his hands on defenders first and brings an explosive initial punch that tends to knock defenders off balance when doing so. It’s evident that run blocking is Majors biggest strength. A defensive lineman can be lined up right over him, or Majors might be forced to pull or work his way up to the second level — it doesn’t matter, Majors is looking to punish any player on the opposing team. Majors’ mean streak combined with his high-motor allows him to outplay many of the opponents he’s lined up against on the high school level, and you just know that will be something that he carries over to the next level. Athleticism is a trait that stands out when watching Majors play and when you roll the film also. That’s a characteristic about his game that might get overlooked, but he’s well equipped to be that versatile tackle playing on either side for Coach Hand.
What Can Majors Improve On:
While watching Majors film, it’s shown that at times he can play a tad bit high while in pass protection, and it’s obvious that he’s not as comfortable pass blocking as he is run blocking. His trained quick feet allow him to get away with winning reps against edge rushers in pass protection at the high school level, once he creates a better base and continues to better his technique in that department at the next level, he’s going to be a problem. Adding more weight to his frame will be something Majors needs to do also, but that will come with time.
The Longhorns are getting a true competitor in Majors that will eventually be capable of starting in burnt orange. It’s hard to believe that he still has an entire senior season to complete.