Florida lineman talks about his leaders

Having received a written scholarship offer from Alabama last week, Tallahassee line prospect Danny Muy talked with <i>BamaMag.com</i> about the schools currently in the lead for his commitment.

Aggressive by nature, Muy displays very good footwork for a lineman. His blocking technique is fundamentally sound, and coupled with his size (6-4, 270) makes him a potential offensive guard in college. However, according to his coaches Danny's mobility (5.10 in the 40-yard dash) indicates he could make an early impact at center as well.

Danny Muy lists his top four schools as Nebraska, Alabama, Louisville, and Clemson.

According to Muy, the Cornhuskers are "every lineman's dream school. Nebraska has won national championships. They are coming off a bad season, but they will be back."

Muy moved to Tallahassee, Florida from Miami for high school and has established himself as a stellar prospect. Alabama has the advantage of being closer to home, and Muy rates their history as equal or better than Nebraska's. "They are like Nebraska in that Alabama has a LOT of national championships," Muy said. "And when they get over the probation, they will likely win another."

Growing up in Miami, Muy has another reason to like the Tide. "I have always been a Dolphin fan," he explained, "and now that Coach (Mike) Shula is there, it improves them greatly in my eyes."

Muy is a highly motivated offensive lineman who plays very aggressive and has the good fortune of playing for Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, one of the top programs in America. Bobby Bowden and home-town Florida State hasn't offered yet, but another Bowden has. Tommy Bowden's Clemson Tigers are recruiting Muy hard. "Clemson hasn't won many national championships, but they have a good coach and a good program," Muy commented.

O-Line prospect Danny Muy

Based largely on early interest, Louisville has also impressed Muy. "They were the first to offer me and they are showing me more love than the other schools," Muy explained. "Coach Petrino and I have great conversations, plus I have some former teammates there."

Scouts report that Muy fires off low at the snap and quickly establishers control of his man. He has attended the Down and Dirty Lineman camp, which helped develop his blocking skills against great competition.

Muy isn't afraid of the weight room. He hasn't maxed out on the bench press recently, but he reports that he has repped 225 pounds a total of 16 times.

The big lineman says he's already a full qualifier on the weighted scale, with a 2.6 Core GPA and a 780 score on the SAT. However, he plans to take the test again to increase his score.

Besides Alabama, Nebraska, Clemson and Louisville, Muy also has scholarship offers from MTSU, Connecticut and East Carolina.

EDITOR'S NOTE: As Muy's recent offer illustrates, Alabama plans to make linemen a top priority in its 2004 signing class.

Read all of the recent recruiting stories on Alabama recruits from TheInsiders.com.

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