Brendan Bell | Thursday, February 7, 2013
6’8″ • 285
William Penn Charter School
McGlinchey, the cousin of NFL quarterback Matt Ryan, will provide the Irish with a unique combination of size and strength on the offensive line. With his 6-foot-8-inch frame, McGlinchey towers over defensive linemen but still has the agility and athleticism to seal off blocks and follow plays down field.
The Philadelphia prospect’s combination of power and explosive ability off the ball will allow him to contribute for the Irish in the future, and his height is a unique factor that will give him an advantage even at the college level.
McGlinchey played in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in January along with Notre Dame commitments such as quarterback Malik Zaire and receiver Will Fuller.