Four-star offensive tackle Monroe Freeling of Mount Pleasant (SC) Oceanside Collegiate Academy announced his commitment to Georgia Monday evening.
The 6-foot-7, 295 pounder chose the Bulldogs over Alabama, Clemson, Florida, and Miami.
Georgia checked every box
“They had the competition, development, academics, and overall vibe that I was looking for,” Freeling said. “On some other visits I went on to other schools, it felt like I wanted to commit. But I decided to not make any irrational/ emotional decisions, so I waited a week or so to see if the feeling stayed. And for those schools, the feeling didn’t stay. But the feeling with my visits to Georgia stayed. When Coach Searels joined the staff from North Carolina, the recruitment really picked up by them. I respected the loyalty Coach Searels maintained when switching schools. They really just checked all my boxes.”
Monroe Freeling Scouting Summary
“Physically-gifted offensive tackle prospect who pairs an elite frame with high-end athleticism,” On3’s Director of Scouting Charles Power wrote. “Has grown to around 6-foot-7, 285 pounds prior to his senior season. Has plus length to go with the stature, checking in with a 7-foot wing-span. Also a top athlete at the position. A fluid, flexible mover on the field. Moves as well as any top offensive lineman in the cycle. Tests very well in the combine setting and is a dunker on the hardwood. At his best as a second level run blocker at this stage. Still developing from a technical standpoint. Needs to improve his pass set technique and functional play strength. Physical traits and continued growth potential point to a high ceiling.”
Freeling ranks as the No. 64 player in the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that accounts for all four major recruiting sites. He also tabs in as the No.6 offensive tackle and the No. 1 player in the state of South Carolina.