|55 Garrett McGhin|
Will be in a position to earnestly compete for depth chart inclusion at tackle during first season on ECU's active roster ... Coaches expect him to battle Brandon Smith on the right side behind veterans Tre Robertson and Dontae Levingston ... Will likely gain initial game-day experience as a blocker on various special teams units ... Displays impressive agility skills and quickness despite 6-foot-6, 307-pound frame ... Added six pounds of growth in strength and conditioning program during the spring ... Rates near the top of all offensive line personnel in vertical jump (26.5"), 40-yard dash (5.15), pro shuttle (4.61) and three-cone shuttle (7.62) ... Early power numbers suggest strength potential with lifts of 360 pounds (bench press), 460 (back squat) and 274 (power clean).
2014: Redshirted as a true freshman in the Pirate program ... Contributed efforts on the offensive scout team to help prepare defensive line during game week.
High School: Starred as the Seminole's starting tackle as a senior for coach Jarrod Hickman ... Also experienced action as a tight end, recording a pair of catches for 12 yards to help FSHS to an 8-5 record in 2013 ... Rated among the top 140 offensive tackle prospects nationally ... Reportedly turned in a time of 5.49 in the 40-yard dash, a 4.97 clip in the 20-yard shuttle, a 21.6" vertical jump, a power throw of 33.5 and a SPARQ rating of 54.57 according to ESPN.com ... Committed to ECU on Dec. 6 prior to the Pirates' trip to the Beef `O' Brady's Bowl ... Had aspirations of possibly being a two-sport athlete at East Carolina (baseball) ... Said game-day atmosphere and environment at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium played a critical role in decision to attend East Carolina.
Personal: Full name is Garrett Blaine McGhin ... A recreation and park management major who was a Dean's List student in the 2015 spring semester.