McGill Schedules Official Visit to Boulder

Colorado rarely goes into Mississippi to recruit but they felt the need to this year for Offensive Line prospect Ra'Shad McGill. The Magnolia State big man has received an offer from the Buffs and has scheduled a trip to Boulder. The BSN gets the full scoop on his recruitment.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 308
40 time: 5.12
Bench: 360
From: Heidelberg, Mississippi
High School: Heidelberg

As a junior, Ra'Shad McGill was named the top offensive lineman in his district after grading out to a 93 percent for the year and averaging seven pancake blocks a game. He is the son of former Mississippi Valley State All-American guard, Larry McGill. "I am the son of a coach so my mental game is very good," McGill boasts. "I have great quickness of the ball."

The lineman is currently carrying two written offers; Colorado and Houston. "I have spoken with Louisiana Tech and Rice and they should be on the way here real soon."

Currently, the Cougars are edging the Buffs for his services. "I am really liking Houston right now. But, I am not ready to commit any time soon. Houston is not that far from home. I am going there for a visit, September 29th.

"Colorado has a new staff and I am not real familiar with them. I have heard the head coach has done some great things in the past. Coach (CU wide receivers coach Eric) Kiesau text messages me everyday. Coach Strausser will text me to check in too. They just ask how I am doing and what not. I have scheduled my visit there for the Kansas State game, November 3rd. Colorado is like an 18 and a half hour drive from here so it is kind of far. I don't mind if I go far, though. My Dad also doesn't care as long as I am getting a good education."

Besides the Cougs and Buffs, he likes Texas A&M and Oklahoma State. "I went to OSU for their camp and it was so hot there I couldn't believe it. They liked me though and they have been showing quite a bit of interest."

Colorado and OSU like McGill as a left guard. Houston likes him as a right tackle and Rice likes him as a left tackle. "I prefer to play left tackle but I am open."

The lineman carries a 3.5 core GPA and is taking the ACT again in October. He would like to major in Education with a minor in Music. His ultimate goal is to be an offensive line coach like many generations in his family have been.


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