Brian Hartnett | Thursday, February 7, 2013
6’6″ • 290
Apollo High School
Ranked as one of the top tackles in the country, Hunter Bivin committed to Notre Dame in March, selecting the Irish over Florida, Ohio State and Oklahoma, among others.
With his 6-foot-6, 290-pound frame, Bivin has the ability to overpower his opponents with raw strength. Although he struggles with his footwork at times, he displayed good agility and technique at the Under Armour All-American Bowl in January.
Bivin largely lined up as a left tackle in high school but demonstrated the ability to play different positions on the line. He even saw some snaps at center, a rarity for a player of his size. Bivin projects to play inside at Notre Dame.
Bivin still needs to put on more weight and strength, but he could find himself in mop-up duty as early as next season.