Tallahassee OL Commits to Bulls

The Bulls picked up their 3rd OL commit on Tuesday when they landed this 6-foot-5 big man from Tallahassee. Get the inside scoop, only on USFNation.com!

USF fans have reason to celebrate during their bye week. On Tuesday night the Bulls picked up their 14th commit of '09 when Florida State High's John McGhin committed to the South Florida staff.

"I committed to USF today after Coach Canales called me up. He said he finished reviewing my film and asked if I wanted to be a Bull."

McGhin is a 6-foot-5, 290 pound OG/OT that has been a familiar face for USF fans. In June, John was invited to USF's SuperBull which was held at Raymond James Stadium.

"USF was the first school to offer me and I like that they're in the state of Florida. I've taken a couple visits down there and it seems like the perfect place for me. They are losing 4 seniors this year, that will give me the chance to compete."

The Bulls coaching staff has told McGhin they are hoping he can contribute to the left side of the line at either Guard or Tackle.

"Coach Canales asked me if I wanted to play guard or tackle. It doesn't matter to me, I told them I'd play where ever I was needed."

Already McGhin has begun to spread the word amongst family members that he'll be a Bull and the reaction he's gotten has been all positive even though he's grown up among Seminole fans.

"My family has never been so proud. I'm the first one in my family to receive a scholarship anywhere. My Grandpa was probably the proudest out of them all. They're all happy."

Besides USF, McGhin also received offers from Vanderbilt, Marshall, Iowa State, Arkansas and Georgia Tech.

For McGhin, the early commitment means he can concentrate on football and school from here on out. He's already doing well in the classroom, John has a 19 on his ACT and a 3.5 GPA. His next step will be to set an official visit with USF after the season, but he says he hopes to make it down to Tampa before the end of the year to catch a game. USFNation will follow McGhin throughout the season and bring you more updates.


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