Entering the season, the Panthers clearly needed a big influx of talent and depth on the offensive line. While only one, Dorian Johnson, can be considered an elite recruit, Alex Officer and Aaron Reese have high ceilings, and Carson Baker adds depth on the inside.
But to top off the five person offensive linemen class is 6'7" 310 pound Jaryd Jones-Smith of West Catholic HS in Philadelphia, who chose the Panthers today over his other finalist, Virginia. Other offers included Wisconsin, Michigan, NC State, and Virginia.
Jones-Smith obviously has a great wingspan, but he also moves very well and has the frame to add more weight. He must, however, work on the strength in his lower body.