McElroy is Strong He also is expected to Lead

I found Garrison McElroy in the back of the line. A blue rope wrapped powerfully around his forearms. His feet were dug into the ground. He was ready to anchor the tug of war competition at the Pike Lineman Challenge for his Hamilton Heights Huskies. McElroy isn't small. He is 6-3 280lbs. a champion power lifter in Indiana. Oh yes...he anchored the champion tug of war team for the Huskies.

McElroy is expected to be the main stay on the Hamilton Heights line this fall, according to new Head Coach Jason Simmons. "We expect Garrison to be a leader to our younger players this summer and fall. In rebuilding this program, we are hoping he can show the way to what hard work and dedication can do for our football program." McElroy has the "tool box" to be a solid college offensive lineman. He has worked hard in weight room and excelled in Olympic lifting and power lifting.

As the semester closed out on his junior year, he raised his GPA and readied himself for college academic testing. "I have improved this semester academically and am confident that I can do college work," he told Indiana Varsity Scout. Having cleared some academic hurdles, he has attended some Jr. days this winter and some one day summer camps.

"I really like Ohio University." McElroy admitted. The coaching staff treated me well. They were intense and genuinely interested in me being there," he also said. McElroy acknowledged that he liked the time spent at Ball State. "Their camp was very good and well organized. The Ball State staff fired me up and I learned some things as well."

Garrison intimated that he was looking forward to his senior season with Coach Simmons at the helm of the Huskies. Long time Defensive Coordinator Smoke Starrett said that "Garrison can help us win a sectional championship and lead our program to gain back some respectability." Garrison McElroy told Indiana Varsity Scout that he will be ready to open up against Tipton on August 21st. It will not be hard to be ready to play the Blue Devils. But he also is ready for his first offer to come from a college who wants a player who can dominate the line of scrimmage.


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