Aug. 9, 2011
STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma State senior offensive lineman Levy Adcock was recognized by Rivals.com today as he was named the 17th-best overall player in country by the organization’s panel of writers.
Adcock, from Claremore, Okla., was a first-team All-Big 12 selection by the coaches and the Associated Press (unanimous selection to the AP team) and was one of the top stories from the 2010 season. He was one of several inexperienced Cowboy offensive linemen who developed into a dependable starter and he started every game at right tackle. He also was an anchor on an OSU offensive line that finished the regular season No. 8 nationally allowing less than one sack per game and was among the candidates for Big 12 offensive lineman of the year.
According to the website’s selection guidelines, 'top' doesn't necessarily mean the most pro potential or even the most talent. Instead, it's a mix of what the player has accomplished and how the writers think the player will do this season. But production does trump potential.
The rankings are determined by Rivals.com writers Olin Buchanan, Tom Dienhart, David Fox, Mike Huguenin and Steve Megargee.
OSU quarterback Brandon Weeden has also appeared on the list, as he was ranked No. 27. For more information on the Rivals.com list, visit http://collegefootball.rivals.com/photofeature.asp?fid=36888.