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OT Matthew Hegarty

Observer Sports Staff | Thursday, February 3, 2011


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Aztec High School

Aztec, N.M.

Hegarty, a four-star offensive line recruit, had offers from nearly every elite program in the country, including Oregon, Auburn, Stanford and USC, but committed to Notre Dame in April and didn’t waver.

He is the No. 36-ranked prospect in the country by ESPN and was named a 2010 Army All-American and to the 2010 USA Football Junior National Team. Both honors were largely based on his large number of pancake blocks, 81, compared to his lack of sacks given up this past season.

Hegarty was also an All-State first team All-Academic for his 3.8 GPA at Aztec High School in Aztec, N.M. He is very versatile and could move inside to the guard position or stay at tackle, which he played in high school.