State's best fullback in Bama's backyard

Expected him to be one of the top prospects in the entire state next season, Alabama has been hot on the trail of Tuscaloosa County's LeRon McClain for some time now. <br><br>McClain is 6-1, 225 pounds. He plays a need position at fullback. And he absolutely loves contact.

Regarded right now as easily the state's number one fullback prospect headed into his senior year, McClain claims a 4.65 clocking in the 40-yard dash. But power is the name of his game, as the Northport native can dominate on runs between the tackles. It is almost impossible to bring him down with one tackler.

McClain is a complete fullback who can run, catch, block, and also be a leader for your football team. He rushed for 1070 yards on 135 carries as a junior for an average of 7.9 yards per carry, including 21 Tds. McClain also caught eight passes for 92 yards and one touchdown.

Following his junior season, McClain was selected to the All West Alabama first team and was an Honorable Mention Super All State player.

Defensively, the powerful athlete mans the linebacker position with much the same mentality as he does at fullback. He was credited with 86 tackles, three sacks, one interception, one fumble recovery, and one caused fumble.

In the weight room McClain benches 305, squats 475, and power cleans 260.

The fullback prospect has a 3.0 GPA and is expected to take the ACT in April. His Step dad, James Robinson, played football at Kansas.

McClain has expressed interest in Alabama, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Tennessee and Mississippi State, though his proximity to the Tide campus should give Bama an edge.

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