McGlinchey Could Continue (PA) Connection

The University of Florida has suddenly been hot in their Pennsylvania recruiting and more so the Philadelphia area. Sharrif Floyd a couple of years ago came on board and in the 2012 class Skyler Mornhinweg and Colin Thompson both signed with the Gators. It only makes sense to keep going there and a big one in Mi9ke McGlinchey is one of the latest to give Florida a chance.

Mike McGlinchey isn't your average football player. At 6-9 and 275 pounds he towers over most and uses that size to make himself an elite offensive tackle prospect. The William Penn Charter School junior has become one of the most highly coveted football prospects in America and especially in Philadelphia.

McGlinchey also knows Florida's last two commitments.

"I know both of them, Colin a little more though," McGlinchey said Monday night when talking about the two offensive stars Florida signed from Philadelphia in the last class. "I am good friends with Colin we have always been able to talk to each other and compete with each other and that's what has brought us together."

McGlinchey says he has no favorites at all in the process, but that Florida is certainly a school he is going to look into a great deal, but it may be difficult to visit any time soon.

"I'm excited about them," he said. "They are a huge traditional program that any player should be excited about. I don't know if i will be able to visit soon.

McGlinchey has been able to talk to new offensive line coach Tim Davis and even through the phone he can tell that Davis gets worked up about his job and that the man really likes what McGlinchey brings to the table.

"He is an extremely fiery guy," McGlinchey said of Davis. "They said that they really like the way I play the game."

Still early in the process, McGlinchey is starting to feel out just what he wants in a program as he continues his search.

"I want to know that there are good people where I am going," he said. "I want it to be strong academically, have a good program with a good coaching staff, and I want to be happy where I am going to school."

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