Vols 2019 class signee 9 – OL Melvin McBride

Melvin McBride

OL Melvin MbBride / Credit: UT Athletics

OL Memphis, TN (Whitehaven) 6’2, 300
Committed: 8/22/18
Stars: 3 by 247Sports / 3 by ESPN / 3 by Rivals

Josh Ward’s Analysis: McBride projects as a guard and should help improve Tennessee’s depth on the offensive line. The Vols’ goal in the 2019 class was to get bigger. McBride helps with that immediately.

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Need to Know:
2018 USA Today Tennessee Preseason All-State.
Selected as one of Memphis’ Top 10 high school football players in 2018 by the Commercial Appeal.
Helped lead Whitehaven to an appearance in the 6A state championship game in 2018.

ESPN:
Natl Rank: —
Position Rank: No. 22 OG
State Rank: No. 17 in TN

247 Sports:
Natl Rank: No. 403
Position Rank: No. 31 OG
State Rank: No. 9 in TN

Rivals:
Natl Rank: —
Position Rank: No. 18 OG
State Rank: No. 18 in TN

High School
Starred at Whitehaven High School in Memphis, Tenn.
Assisted in paving the way for a 1,000-yard rusher during his senior season.
Exclusively played basketball until his sophomore year of high school, when he first picked up football.
As a junior, started on an offense that racked up 3,847 total yards and advanced to the state semifinals.
Trained with NFL Pro Bowler Willie Anderson for a week in Atlanta.
Whitehaven head coach Rodney Saulsberry called McBride “Extremely athletic for a man that size — actually, scary athletic for a guy that size. Extremely strong, extremely driven and extremely coachable. The kid is a sponge to learning. He wants to get better.”

-UT Athletics

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