McWhopper Gaining Momentum

Greg McGrue gives an update on recuiting and his progress with summer camps.

Birmingham, Ala.--For such a large football player, the name Greg McGrue wasn't a big name early in the recruiting process. However, after an impressive combine performance at Hoover in late May and another strong showing at an Auburn University two-day camp, McGrue's name is becoming more like his frame.

He weighed just over 10 pounds when he was born and heading into his senior year he's in the 6-7 to 6-8 range and weighing 355 pounds. His size makes him one of the more interesting class of 2008 prospects, but it also has its drawbacks--like trying to find shoes to wear on his size 20 feet.

"I want to lose some more weight and get in better shape," McGrue notes. "I feel like I'm already okay right now, but I want to get into that peak condition. I'd like to get back down to about 335.

"I'm working on my footwork a lot and doing a lot of running and conditioning to get ready for my senior season," the Huffman High product adds. "I plan on playing a little defense this year. I played it when I first got to high school. This will be my third year starting on offense. We're going to have a good team and we're going to have the potential to go all the way."

McGrue is waiting on the offers to come in, but says Auburn, Arkansas, Georgia and Southern Miss are the schools that are recruiting him the heaviest right now. Heading into his senior year he's taken full advantage of the camps and combines and the opportunity to learn more about the techniques and fundamentals of being an offensive lineman.

"They taught me some more stuff that I hadn't learned from my coaches that I'm going to use now," McGrue explains. "I learned at lot of stuff at Auburn like how to change stance around to be better off the ball in pass protection. I learned a lot of technique from the coaches and I had a lot of fun during the pass rush."

With his size, McGrue is sure to have an opportunity to play college football, but which level will be determined by his play in his final season at Huffman in Birmingham. Right now he's just soaking in the recruiting and being patient in making a choice, but already knows he wants to major in psychology or kinesiology.

"There are going to be different factors that will attribute to it like my major and if I'm going to have room to come in and play," he notes. McGrue is planning on participating in track and field and basketball following football season.

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