|77 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.