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Football: Meet the Recruits 2017 - OL Michael Minihan

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You get an O-lineman, and you get an O-lineman! We all get O-linemen!

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Recruitment

In committing to Georgia Tech, Minihan became the third offensive line commit in a span of 10 days. Unfortunately, we didn’t hang on to one of them, but we did still end up with Minihan and Zach Quinney (whom we met yesterday).

Minihan was rated as a 3-star prospect across the board and chose to come to Tech over other reported offers from some Group of 5 schools, most notably Hawaii, San Jose State, Army and Air Force.

On Film

Minihan did a very good job as the left tackle for Saint Louis School. Standing at 6-3, 275 pounds, though, I see Minihan sliding into guard, or even possibly center if he can learn the proper technique.

Watching his film, there’s a lot to like, as he has a solid base in both pass blocking and run blocking. He’s able to stay on his feet and drive defenders. At Tech, he is just going to need some time to refine his technique.

What to Expect

I think that Minihan will definitely need a redshirt year. Following that, I see him serving as a key back-up at guard and/or center. I also think that by his senior year, he could very well be starting at one of those positions, but at the very least, I think his versatility to play the interior offensive line, and even tackle if Tech needs him to do so, will make him a valuable lineman.