Will McClain, true freshman, offensive tackle
Collegiate stats: N/A
High school: Middletown (Middletown, Md.)
High school stats (Senior Year): N/A
Composite recruiting rating: 3 stars (.8292), No. 148 OT, No. 34 in Maryland
Who Maryland beat: West Virginia, Rutgers, Temple, Old Dominion, James Madison.
High school highlights:
How'd He Get to College Park?
Originally thought to be a West Virginia favorite, McClain committed to Maryland in June 2014, just a few months after visiting campus. A first team all-state player at Middletown, he helped lead the Knights to three straight state championship seasons. He also played basketball in high school and was an honor roll student.
Three straight state championships.
McClain breaks into the two-deep, beating out Sean Christie and the walk-ons for one of the backup tackle spots.
Maryland is more than relatively thin at offensive tackle, with just five scholarship players at the position by our count. More shuffling is likely to take place between the guards and tackles, and there are a few walk-ons who could see playing time, but McClain has an opportunity to see playing time as a true freshman if he performs well enough in camp. Michael Dunn, Derwin Gray and Damian Prince are the likely competitors for the two starting spots, with McClain, Sean Christie and surely at least one other person in competition for reserve snaps.
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