Hunter Bivin – OL – 4-star (Owensboro, Kentucky)
- Rivals: 4-star, #12 OT, #162 overall
- ESPN: 4-star, #5 OT, #82 overall
- 24/7: 4-star, #4 OT, #43 overall
Competition: Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Wisconsin
Analysis: Bivin is a tough, versatile offensive line prospect with great size and an even better attitude. I hate using the word “nasty” when describing any prospect ever since Charlie Weis used the term and it ended up becoming a punch line, but Bivin does have that nasty streak in him that you need in an offensive lineman. He isn’t a technician of a lineman and isn’t the most athletic, but he is a big, mauling offensive lineman who works hard and has the physical tools and mentality to be a dominating offensive lineman on the college level.
Bivin is rated as a 4-star prospect at tackle by all of the major recruiting services, but he has the versatility to play center as well. He could potentially outgrow that position if he gets much taller though. As a tackle, Bivin could potentially play on either side of the line because of his ability to block in space. Any offensive lineman with offers from SEC schools like Florida, Georgia, and LSU should have any Notre Dame fan very, very excited.