Bulldogs Add Big Man

Just days after returning from an official visit to Mississippi State, Cy-Creek offensive lineman Archie Muniz has elected to join the Bulldogs. Muniz, a long time Utah commitment, marks the 22nd verbal commitment towards the 2010 signing class for Coach Dan Mullen and his staff.

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Coach Greg McCaig of Cypress Creek High School in Houston, Texas is not shy when heaping praise on his talented offensive lineman.

"He has done an outstanding job for us," said McCaig. "He is extremely athletic. He is strong and powerful. He is a very intelligent player.

"He is a very good student. His family values academics and a good education.

"Probably the best thing about him is that as good a football player as he is, he is an even better person."

By his own admission, Muniz needs to add some mass in order to compete on the college level. His coach believes he will be able to make the adjustment from high school to college.

"I would say just about anybody needs a year or two in college to prepare to play on the offensive line on the college level," said McCaig. "It is really more about the mental aspect than the physical aspect. They have to learn all of those protections and know how to make all of those reads. He will be able to do all of that. That won't be a problem for him. He'll just have to go out there and gain some experience and the confidence."

The Southeastern Conference brings in some of the top talent in the nation. Coach McCaig believes Muniz has the potential to hold his own and eventually be an elite player in the league.

"He can certainly move and that's one of his best assets," said McCaig. "Success in the SEC depends on a lot of things. A lot of that is simply getting those guys in the right positions and letting them gain some experience.

"I don't have any doubt that he can be an elite player with the right amount of work."

Muniz chose the Bulldogs over offers from Northwestern, Oklahoma State, Rice, Utah and UTEP.

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