All Irish: Matt Hegarty

All Irish: Matt Hegarty

Four-star OL prospect Matt Hegarty faxed his LOI shortly before 9 AM EST.

Matt Hegarty (OL – 6'6/281): Scout.com 4-star lineman is the highest-rated among a trio (and potential quartet) of incoming prospects at the position…Likely slated for backup duty this fall but will enter a hotly contested three-way race for a starting tackle spot opposite Zack Martin in future seasons…Noted universally as a tackle prospect but there's a two-deep opening at guard entering spring ball – one that could remain open late into August camp…Finalist for national high school lineman of the year.

Kelly recruiting profile: Power
Returning offensive linemen: Braxston Cave (C), Lane Clelland (T), Taylor Dever (T), Mike Golic (G/C), Christian Lombard (T), Zack Martin (T), Tate Nichols (T), Andrew Nuss (G/T), Trevor Robinson (G), Chris Watt (G/C)

Baumhower on Hegarty: He was going to enroll early, but decided that he wanted to enjoy the last couple months of high school. The U.S. Army All-American had scholarship offers from all the top programs in the country.

Berk on Hegarty: A player with great upside once he adjusts to the higher level of play. Should be expected to be a top lineman at some point during his career. Humble and hard working, another player with a high ceiling.

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