Freshman Preview: Dublin's Nick McRae

Next on our list of Georgia natives poised to start their collegiate careers is former Dublin High standout Nick McRae.

Background: The nation's eighth-ranked center, Nick McRae starred at Dublin High. His exploits on the gridiron earned him a three-star ranking according to

Recruitment: McRae had quite a few colleges looking in his direction but in the end it came down to three programs: North Carolina State, Maryland and Georgia Tech. In the end, the Dublin native felt most comfortable in Atlanta.

At Georgia Tech: With a new coach comes new battles at every position and that is just what is happening under new coach Paul Johnson at Georgia Tech. McRae will have the chance to battle for playing time on the offensive line with fellow first-year big man and Georgia native Omoregie Uzzi

A look at McRae in action:

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