Merced OL Prospect Holds One Early Offer

Merced OL Xzavier McAllister (6-6, 325) holds one early offer and several more four-year programs have expressed a lot of interest in what he can do on the football field...

"I have an offer right now from Georgia State," McAllister told recently. "I've also been talking a lot with Washington State, Utah, San Jose State and Pittsburgh, but so far, none of them have offered.

"I am planning on seeing Pitt and Georgia State over the summer and possibly San Jose State, but I haven't scheduled anything yet."

As a freshman last season, the nimble 6'6", 325-pounder held down the left tackle spot for the Blue Devils.

"I would say I'm technique guy," Mcallister admitted. "I always focus on staying low and moving my feet. I believe I'm at my best when I am pass blocking. It's a one-on-one almost every time and I like that."

Even with his prototypical size and solid athleticism, McAllister knows he still has a lot to work on as he continues to hone his craft.

"I am working on lateral movement and having faster hands," McAllister said.

After a very good prep career at Canton (Oh.) McKinley High School, McAllister signed with Eastern Illinois, but he left shortly after his redshirt season.

"I left because of the coaching change. I needed to start over," McAllister said. "I met a guy (at Eastern Illinois) who had played at Merced and he said I should look at them, so I did and I made the move out here."

McAllister will finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have two years to play two following the 2015 football season.

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