Colorado Junior LB is From Tucson

Kris Means was one of the more impressive performers at the Army junior combine last weekend. He showed great strength and agility. He clocked a 4.63 laser-timed 40 which was one of the very best times amongst the linebackers in attendance. Last season, Means was one of only two juniors to be named to the Colorado first team all-state squad in the 4A ranks. Arizona is a heavy early favorite for him.

Height: 5-11 3/4
Weight: 211
40 time: 4.63
Bench: 335
Squat: 485
Clean: 315
From: Grand Junction, Colorado
High School: Grand Junction

As a junior, Means had 145 tackles and eight sacks. He finished third in the state in tackles after the playoffs were factored in, and Grand Junction did not make the playoffs. He rushed for 1,200 yards and 14 touchdowns on 124 carries. "I am not sure what position I will play in college, but my guess is linebacker," he explained.

His early top five are UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, and Notre Dame. "UCLA is my favorite and I also really like Arizona. I moved here from Tucson when I was in third grade and still have family there. I also have other family around Arizona. I also like Arizona State, Colorado, and Notre Dame."

Means went on about his interest in the U of A. "I love the whole atmosphere there. My Aunt and Uncle live there and I also have family in Casa Grande, Show Low, and Pinetop. I love the campus at Arizona. It is just a cool place. I think Coach (Mike) Stoops is going to turn it around."

Besides his top five, other schools sending letters lately include Kansas State and Notre Dame.

He has plans to attend the UA camp this summer along with ASU's and CU's.

When asked to describe his strengths on the field, Means responded, "I am great at finding the ball and pursuing it. I am getting better and better at filling holes on defense. I am also pretty good at covering. On offense, I am doing a better job of finding the holes."

He carries a 3.8 core GPA and scored an 1150 on his SAT. Means will take the ACT on February 12th. He would like to major in Chemical Engineering.

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