Kaleb McGary out of Fife High School in Tacoma, Washington is a multi-talented, very physical, 4-star recruit that Washington State head coach Mike Leach is going after. The offensive tackle/tight end/defensive lineman stands at 6-6 and 275-pounds and has a lot of the skills to be the piece that completes any o-line.
McGary is mainly a pass-blocking tackle but can block for the run just as well. With quick feet, quick hands, size, and speed McGary has the traits and skill of a left tackle to block the blind-side. And with the type of offense that the cougars run he would be a great fit in Pullman.
In high school McGary was also a tight end and excelled as a blocking TE as well as someone who could go out and catch in short yardage situations, but with the lack of use of the TE position under Leach’s offense McGary would see more playing time as a tackle. Several schools are looking at him on the defensive side of the ball as well.
When watching McGary’s film the first thing I noticed was his size and ability to stay directly in front of the lineman lined up across from him. It took little to no effort to take the lineman out of the play and move on to the next player who needed to be blocked. When lined up across from either a quick end or a bigger bull-rush type end McGary was able to adjust on the fly, stay low and move with the lineman to block him.
For a look at Washington State’s position of o-lineman take a look at our offensive lineman early preview.
Besides Washington State McGary is interested in Oregon, Washington, Arizona State, Cal, Oregon State, Utah, Wisconsin, Nebraska among others.
Below you will find McGary’s Hudl page.