Another Ohio OL On The Radar?

As the Class of 2008 continues to build across the country is always on the lookout for players that have slipped under the radar only to find college coaches with major interest. Today we introduce a new player to the database getting lots of attention on and off the field.

Our newest prospect entering the database hails from Gahanna Lincoln High School (Ohio) and is not an easy one to miss. Seamus Garvey is an offensive lineman with major size and a great academic background. Standing 6-foot-6.5 and 265-pounds Garvey isn't one you'd think would be going under the radar. But that looks to be the case for Seamus (pronounced Shame-us) as he entered the fall without any offers on the table.

That looks to be getting ready to change as his highlight tape and academic scores are starting to make their rounds this fall. While Seamus camped at a few schools, he didn't make a large number of camps as he prepared for his senior season.

On the field it's easy to see why Seamus plays at the offensive tackle position with his size. While he only weights 265-pounds he looks like he's about 285-pounds with long arms to get nice extension. There is work to be done but with the physical skills already in place look for college programs to take notice.

On the academic side Garvey has things in order with an already posted test score of 24 (will retake) and a GPA of 3.5 at this time.

Schools that have shown some interest include Pittsburgh, Duke, Akron, Miami Ohio, Boston College and several Ivy League schools to name a few.

Working hard this summer saw Garvey improve his forty time and shuttle times. Having never run a short shuttle before, Garvey went from a 5.3 short shuttle to a 4.84 in a matter of days. He's also seen his forty time come down and has posted a best of 4.8 with an average range of 4.95-5.01 to go with his 27-inch vertical jump. His father Jim explains.

"Seamus now has a strength coach in place at school (Bernardo Amerson) with a college background at West Virginia and Ohio State. This had made a great difference in the numbers he's been able to post and we feel he'll continue to improve as he gets use to running some of these drills." will continue to follow Seamus this fall and see what happens with his recruiting. This past weekend saw Seamus visiting Miami Ohio for their game against Cincinnati. Below you'll find a link to view some video highlights of Seamus Garvey #73.

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