Sean Christie, Freshman, Offensive Lineman
Weight: 280 pounds
Twitter: He's absent on the Twittersphere
High School Stats (Senior Year): Didn't allow a sack in his senior year
247sports composite Ratings: Three stars, 14th best player in New York and 134th best offensive tackle in the country
Who Maryland beat: Albany, Boston College, Maine, Connecticut
High School: Patchogue-Medford (New York)
Hometown: Medford, New York
High School Highlights:
How'd He Get to College Park?
Christie went to high school at Patchogue-Medford and saw great improvements from his junior to senior season in technique on the offensive line. He reined over his opponents with his incredible stature and was a wall for the Raiders in his senior campaign, not allowing a sack all season. He was the co-winner of the Zellner Award, which is given to Suffolk County's top offensive lineman and also named All-Long Island.
Profiling the entire team
He chose Maryland over Albany, Boston College and Connecticut. Christie is a part of the dominant offensive line coming from the class of 2014.
Being awarded All-Long Island
After a missed snap, Christie recovers the ball and runs three yards to secure a first down.
Christie is a very likely candidate to be redshirted, seeing the talented group of o-lineman Randy Edsall brought in headlined by Damian Prince and Derwin Gray. In high school, he focused mainly on offensive tackle, but seeing both his size and depth in the tackle position, a switch to guard is a high possibility. His strength is in run blocking, and he will use his likely redshirt season to refine his pass blocking skills and become accustomed to the guard position.
In his film, his size is the first thing that pops out. He looked like King Kong on the field in high school and he pushed his opponents with ease so it will be interesting to see how he handles such a size difference entering the Big Ten, which is known for it's prolific defenses.
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