Terp's Recruiting Target…Robby Havenstein

2010 prospect Robby Havenstein of Linganore High School (Frederick, MD) is leading his team to another great season. The three-star offensive lineman has a Maryland offer and has the Terps in his final five.

Robby Havenstein is a massive 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 is a very good run blocker with good leg drive. He is overpowering at the point of attack. He has pretty good straight ahead burst. He uses his hands well keeping defenders off his body. He moves well enough to pull and get to the next level. He needs to work on his lateral quickness and foot speed. He also needs to continue to work on a solid base against speed rushers. Plays upright sometimes but at his size can still outmuscle the defender. Overall moves very well for such a big guy. He needs to add upper body strength and gain better flexibility. He size dictates that he will definitely play tackle on the next level.

Maryland was the first school to offer Havenstein and have been on him hard ever since. 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 6-0 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.

Havenstein had many offers but narrowed his list to five. Besides Maryland, Penn State, Virginia, Wake Forest and Wisconsin have made his final list. Wake Forest and Maryland are believed to be in a slight lead. He has already been to Wisconsin and may visit Penn State and Virginia before deciding. Maryland is in good position with Havenstein. He is not a recruit you want leaving the state and then have to play against him. Maryland needs to keep him home. You can't teach size and Havenstein has the other skill sets along with his size that make him a good college prospect. He will need time to get use to the size and speed of college defensive linemen. Depending on the depth of Maryland's line Havenstein may contribute as early as his second year and be a factor over his last two seasons there.


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