Scout's Take…Robby Havenstein

Scout.com looks at 2010 OL Robby Havenstein from Linganore High School in Frederick, MD. The three-star player and Wisconsin commit is leading his team toward the state championship and an undefeated season. The massive lineman has much potential and is a great catch for the Badgers.

Robby Havenstein is an absolutely huge offensive lineman that continues to get better with each season. Standing 6'8" and weighing over 300 lbs. he certainly has the size coaches love. He can just overpower most opponents at the point of contact. His high school team, Linganore, has rushed for 2,500 yards already this season and Havenstein is s big reason why. He is a very good run blocker with good leg drive. He has pretty good straight ahead burst. He does a really good job of run blocking and staying on his block. He uses his hands well keeping defenders from gaining leverage. He moves well enough to pull and get to the next level. He still needs to improve his lateral quickness and foot speed for the college game. He also needs to continue to work on a solid base against speed rushers. Because Linganore has manhandled their opponents they do not need to pass often so Havenstein needs to continue to work on his pass blocking. He plays upright sometimes but at his size its understandable and he can still outmuscle the defender but that will be more difficult in college. Overall moves very well for such a big guy. He size dictates that he will definitely play tackle on the next level.

He received All-State, All-Area and All-Met recognition as a junior while leading the team to the state championship game. His team rushed for over 4,000 yards and 56 touchdowns. This year his team is off to another dominating season. They are 7-0 and a favorite to return to and win the state championship. His team is also averaging 49 points per game and already has two rushers closing in on 1,000 yards rushing. Havenstein is leading the way as most rushing plays come right behind the big guy. They have done this for the last two years but defenses just can't stop the offensive attack. Havenstein has a tremendous head coach and the team is loaded with good players but Havenstein is an anchor few high school teams possess. He is playing defense as well this year but he will undoubtedly play offensive tackle on the next level.

Havenstein had many offers but narrowed his final list to four. Besides Wisconsin, the other schools to make his final four were Maryland, Penn State, and Wake Forest. You can't teach size and Havenstein has the other skill sets along with his size that will make him a good college player. He will need time to get use to the size and speed of college defensive linemen. He needs to add upper body strength and gain better flexibility but Havenstein is a big time recruit. He is well suited for the Big 10 and is a great fit with Wisconsin's offense and reknown rushing attack. Depending on the depth of Wisconsin's offensive line Havenstein may contribute as early as his second year and be an impact player over his last few seasons there.


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