Brian Hartnett | Thursday, February 7, 2013
6’6″ • 291
Lincoln-Way West High School
New Lenox, Ill.
One of the most sought-after prospects in the Midwest, Colin McGovern chose Notre Dame over a number of Big 10 programs, including Michigan, Ohio State and Nebraska.
At 6-foot-6 and 291 pounds, McGovern has a good frame for a lineman and also moves well for the position. He jumps off the line of scrimmage very well and is able to make plays in open space. McGovern also displays solid technique in run protection and in pass protection, an area where many high school linemen struggle.
McGovern saw most of his playing time at left tackle but can also play on the inside and is projected to be either a center or guard.
McGovern still has room to add weight but has the tools necessary to earn playing time earlier than most linemen typically do.