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3-star OL Reece McIntyre commits to Ole Miss over Florida

Jack Bicknell goes back to Georgia for another big-time commit.

NCAA Football: Mississippi at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

After snagging commitments from offensive linemen Carter Colquitt and Caleb Warren, linebacker/defensive end Sam Williams, and defensive back Deantre Prince, Ole Miss and Jack Bicknell returned to the Peach State for yet another commitment to help fill the void that will be inevitably left in the trenches after 2018.

Three-star offensive tackle Reece McIntyre unofficially visited Oxford at the beginning of June and almost immediately released a top five that included Arkansas, Florida, N.C. State, Missouri, and Ole Miss. And it only took a few weeks for him to decide to end his recruitment once and for all, declaring his commitment to Luke, Bicknell, and Ole Miss.

The No. 69 offensive tackle is a nice addition to the 2019 class, joining Colquitt, Nick Broeker, and Bryce Ramsey as offensive linemen that are not only talented commits but literally “large” individuals. And as mentioned above, the Buford product is yet another big get from a Georgia powerhouse program that has Power 5-worthy players everywhere, including a 2021 quarterback target that everyone wants.

McIntyre’s offer list is just as impressive as Colquitt’s (Kansas State, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Purdue, and UCF) and making in-roads at a successful program like Buford doesn’t hurt either.

We’ve talked about the size of Bicknell’s class but let’s recap it again with the addition of McIntyre shall we:

  • Reece McIntyre - 6’5, 290
  • Nick Broeker - 6’6, 283
  • Carter Colquitt - 6’5, 300
  • Bryce Ramsey - 6’2, 346
  • Caleb Warren - 6’4, 305

The Rebels are now 15th in the country in the 247Sports Team Rankings with the Georgia lineman joining the fold.

How does he fit in?

The 6’5, 290-pound lineman played mostly right tackle for the Buford Wolves his junior season, but could most likely slide inside no problem due to his impressive footwork, initial punch off the line, and nasty attitude at the point of attack. He maneuvers in and out of the box with ease, gliding to the second level to chip linebackers and move on to the third level and he can just as easily get out in space and erase a defensive back on a screen play.

Reece’s size and length make him an every down starter at the 5A level in Georgia and I fully expect that to continue in college once he gets in a playbook, cleans up his conditioning a bit, and grows even more. By the time he arrives in Oxford, he could easily be a 6’6, 300-pound tackle who could fight for a spot on the left or right side. Georgia’s No. 75 player brings a ton of talent and a mean streak to Bicknell’s room that will help to continue the growth of the run game in Phil Longo’s offense.