PA OT Mike McGlinchey plans spring U-M visit

Michigan very publicly reeled in 8 commitments over the weekend for their 2013 class, including four offensive linemen. With possibly just one OL spot left does this speed things up for PA OT Mike McGlinchey?

As Michigan fans and even the Michigan coaching staff come down from such a high this past weekend after eight prospects committed to the maize and blue, the next step will be evaluating the rest of the 2013 class while being selective with the remaining spots.

With four offensive linemen committed to the Wolverines, there is a possibility Michigan will take just one more up front.

Pennsylvania offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey spoke with GBW a few weeks ago saying that he'd like to have his decision out of the way by the end of his junior year. But with only one spot remaining in Michigan's offensive line haul, did the crazy weekend have an effect on McGlinchey's timeline?

"Not really. If they have another commitment then I guess that's a shame for me for waiting so long but I'm not going to rush my decision because of one school taking one more lineman than they could hold," said McGlinchey.

Michigan displayed their level of interest in McGlinchey by having him get in contact with them Monday morning, less than 24 hours after receiving their fourth offensive line commitment.

"I called Coach Mallory Monday morning and I talked to both him and Coach Funk," said McGlinchey. "They both said that they're very interested in me and I was very grateful for the opportunity at Michigan and hope to continue to be able to pursue them."

And McGlinchey says there's he's still interested in the Wolverines, despite the four O-line commits.

"I didn't think much of it to be honest with you. It's obviously a crazy thing for Michigan to be able to get so many commitments so early, but that doesn't mean I lose interest in them because they have a few less spots left," said McGlinchey. "I'm obviously still going to be interested in a school that's interested in me, and Michigan continues to pursue me. So I'm obviously going to give them the chance to show me their school and show me what they have to offer."

With Michigan still pursuing the massive offensive tackle, will McGlinchey set up a visit to Ann Arbor in the near future?

"I hope to be able to visit Michigan over my spring break which is the last week of March, and hopefully by then they still have a spot for me so I can still give them a chance," said McGlinchey. "I have talked to them about it, it's (the visit's) not set in stone yet but I will definitely try and make that happen."


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