Commitment Analysis: Nolan Kelleher

Florida picked up a big commitment Saturday afternoon when offensive lineman Nolan Kelleher chose the Gators over Clemson. Find out what Florida is getting right here...

Prospect: Nolan Kelleher
Hometown: Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
High School: Wando
Position: Offensive Tackle
Size: 6-5/296
Class: 2014
Ranking on Scout: No. 29 OT | No. 9 in S.C.
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Committed to: Florida over Clemson.


  • Size
  • Versatility
  • Intelligence
  • Finishing
  • Run Blocking

    Areas for Improvement

  • Pass Protection
  • Upper-Body Strength

    Overall Summary

    Kelleher is a big offensive lineman who has played more inside at guard than he has on the island at tackle. He has the frame to be a tackle and his feet combined with length could make him very attractive as a right tackle on the next level. He is best though when pulling, when firing off the ball, and when he is able to get to the second level to take care of the opponent. He plays with good pad level and he is very good coming out of his stance. He is still improving on his technique in pass-pro and that will take some time. He has to continue to develop in that area and his footwork is getting better. He has solid strength, but that is something he can still improve also.

    What stands out about Kelleher as much as anything is his nasty attitude on the football field. He is like a gentle giant – Very nice off the field with a near perfect 4.0 GPA, but on the field, he looks to finish the guy in front of him. He carries that smarts in the classroom on the field, so that makes him that much more valuable. He picks up on things quickly, he likes to finish his blocks, and he could play guard or tackle on the next level. Kelleher is a top 30 tackle in the country and he could ascend up the rankings with a strong senior season. He is set to graduate in December.

    Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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