February 10, 2012
Offensive Lineman has Army amongst his leaders
It might be early on the long recruiting road but offensive lineman prospect Coleman McCann intends to travel to at least two junior day events across the country although two programs are already starting to distinguish themselves in McCann's eyes. But needless to say, McCann is remaining open as he jump starts his recruiting with two upcoming junior day visits scheduled.
"This Saturday I'm taking a visit to KU (Kansas) and next week I'm to the University of Pennsylvania for a junior day visit as well.
McCann, who is out of Mill Valley High School, Mill Valley (Kan.), has Navy and Army standing out amongst a list of colleges, although the 6-foot-3, 270 pounder has yet to receive an offer yet.
"Navy is my top interest and Army is number two," says McCann, who already has had some first hand experience with the Midshipmen and has made it clear where he hopes to land in 2013. "Army stands second and I really want to go to a military school."
"For Navy, I went to their football camp and also received the outstanding lineman award. I've been in touch with some of the coaches like sending them information about me, sending them in my film and I know they are interested in me."
When it comes to the Black Knights, McCann has taken the initiative to ensure that the Army staff has up to date intel on his interest, along with his football and academic progress. "I've sent Army my film and filled out their questionnaire.," he shared.
McCann was aware that both Army and Navy run the triple option, which is slightly different than the spread offense that he is accustomed to at Mill Valley. "Yes, we run a spread offense with five down linemen, one back with the quarterback and the rest are receivers," says McCann, who elaborated on his blocking strengths. "I am really good with pass blocking, like the kick step and I've been taught very well by a personal of mine, Chris Perez who went to KU. He has a lot of insight on how to be a great lineman and he's taught me so much."
"When it comes to run blocking, we run like a zone where we typically block the guy right in front of us and drive him down the field."
So, what is the Kansas native looking for in a school? "I'm looking for a place that will challenge me academically, as well as athletically in football, but yet excel in both," says McCann who hold a 3.95 GPA.
In 2011, McCann and his teammates at Mill Valley went 7-3 and lost in the first round of the playoff.
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